Fruits

Apple crop forecast in line with averages

This year’s U.S. apple crop is sizing up to be on par with the five-year average, giving industry experts hope for a positive marketing climate. The forecast for apple production is 248 million b... more

Organic growers tally wish lists for new farm bill

Organic growers say they’re more than a niche of the agriculture market, and the group appears to be getting Washington’s attention as they lobby for more i... more

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European cherry fruit fly confirmed in Niagara County, New York

On Sept. 7, 2017, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) confirmed European cherry fruit fly (Rhagoletis cerasi, or ECFF - pic... more »

Michigan Apples to sponsor Halloween events

Michigan Apples will be making appearances at the Detroit Zoo’s Zoo Boo and Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo’s Spooky Zoo events. Zoo Boo will be duri... more »

Canada invests in Quebec cranberry industry

Canadian government officials last week announced two initiatives benefiting Quebec Cranberry growers. More than $9.3 million of government funding... more »

Blueberry growers plan mechanical harvester seminar

The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC) and the North American Blueberry Council (NABC) met Oct. 11-13 at Grand Rapids for their 2017 fall meeting... more »

Economists report on impact of wildfires on wine industry

Due to numerous inquiries about how the wildfires will affect the wine industry and wine and grape markets, University of California economists James ... more »

California winegrape growers issue statement on wildfires

The California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) issued a statement Oct. 10 in which it said it "is saddened by the loss of lives, structures an... more »

Nufarm announces its new herbicide, Grapple

Nufarm Americas this week rolled out a new herbicide, Grapple. With the active ingredient rimsulfuron, Grapple offers outstanding broad-spectrum pr... more »

‘We are resilient,’ say Napa Valley Vinters

The Napa Valley Vinters trade association said Oct. 11 that despite wildfires destroying lives and vineyards, the area is strong and resilient. "The... more »

Labels for Pindar GT herbicide granted for Southeast

Pindar GT herbicide by Dow AgroSciences is now registered for use on bearing apples and peaches in the Carolinas, and apples in Virginia. Fruit pr... more »

Winegrape industry rallies in face of devastating wildfires

The California winegrape industry is assessing damages from wildfires in key growing areas of the state. Crop insurance tips and disaster relief measu... more »


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