Fruits

Cosmic Crisp 20 years in the making

Nine million boxes. That’s the amount of Cosmic Crisp apples the Washington state industry is proposing to market over the next few years – said to be the fastest volume increase ever for a new va... more

Ag industry will watch Trump closely

Fruit Growers News asked several industry representatives to consider what the future might hold for the specialty crop sector as the new administration takes over.

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Survey seeks input on Enviroweather website redesign

Michigan State University (MSU) is working on modernizing its Enviroweather website. This is a major undertaking and will involve changes in the prog... more »

USDA invests $4.8M in university agricultural programs

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has issued 19 grants totaling $4,790,100 to support agri... more »

Fruit, nut exporter connects US farms, China markets

Farm Breeze International, a specialty crop export company headquartered in Tacoma, Washington, did $7.5 million in revenue in its first year selling ... more »

PBNW analyzes economic impact of export programs

Just how effective and impactful are Northwest Pear export promotions? The Pear Bureau Northwest has completed an econometric study intended to answer... more »

Blueberry cooperative MBG Marketing goes global

MBG Marketing – The Blueberry People has taken a step into the global foods market by establishing MB GLOBAL FOODS. Doing so will complement MBG Mar... more »

California growers monitor storms’ impact on crops

Strong storms during the Presidents’ Day holiday weekend flooded farm fields, caused several dairy farms to relocate their animals and brought other... more »

USApple kicks off ‘Apple Madness’ tournament

To celebrate National Nutrition Month, the U.S. Apple Association is encouraging apple lovers to join the “Apple Madness” bracket tournament – a... more »

UF/IFAS Extension adds invasive insect specialist

Garima Kakkar is joining the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences to help the state fight invasive pests. Kakkar, an expe... more »

Worried about February warmup to fruit crops?

I receive many calls about what warm weather will do to fruit in the wintertime. Often, I will say there is no need to worry, they have not completed ... more »

Southern IPM Center funds new projects

Nine researchers will pursue new methods for fighting a variety of pest management challenges in the South, in both agricultural and urban settings. O... more »


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