Fruits

Crop load, better nutrient management curb bitter pit

Multiple years of studies in Pennsylvania grower orchards are providing additional clues for managing Honeycrisp in the orchard to prevent bitter pit following storage. Research led by Penn State U... more

Could robots replace honeybees as pollinators?

The world’s honeybee population is in a steep decline that science has, so far, been unable to reverse. Some scientists are working on solutions to the culpri... more

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Chelan Fresh, Columbia Valley Fruit ink marketing agreement

Chelan Fresh of Chelan, Washington and Columbia Valley Fruit of Union Gap, Washington have entered into an agreement in which Chelan Fresh will be the... more »

Tour observantly through orchards to detect potato leafhopper

Potato leafhopper (PLH) does not overwinter in the northeast but instead migrates on thermals (warm air masses) from the south. It is generally a more... more »

Scheid named 2017 Leader of the Year by CAWG

California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG)  has named Al Scheid of Scheid Vineyards as its 2017 Leader of the Year. The Leader of the Year... more »

Tool for developing new sustainable apple varieties published

An international team of scientists, among whom researchers from Wageningen University & Research Centre published the week of June 5 a high qual... more »

Michigan State University researchers get grant to target SWD in tart cherries

The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research, a nonprofit established through bipartisan congressional support in the 2014 Farm Bill, today awarde... more »

Nearly 80 percent of Georgia peach crop wiped out

Reports indicate Georgia growers have lost 80 percent of this year's crop. According to statements by the state's Agriculture Commissioner Gary Bla... more »

USApple meets with senior White House officials to discuss priorities

On Thursday, May 25, USApple Vice Chairman, Mark Boyer was joined by USApple President and CEO Jim Bair and Senior Vice President Diane Kurrle at the... more »

Consider a June planting of sorghum sudangrass following orchard removal

Have you recently pushed out a block of older fruit trees? In commercial grower plots, we are learning that sudangrass is an excellent first step to r... more »

Market research reveals why consumers are drawn to wineries in Michigan

In 1980, Michigan was home to 10 wineries and just over 200 acres of vineyard land. Today, those numbers have skyrocketed to more than 200 wineries an... more »

Could robots replace honeybees as pollinators?

The world’s honeybee population is in a steep decline that science has, so far, been unable to reverse. Some scientists are working on solutions to ... more »


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