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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Illinois Grape, Wine Industries Sinking Economic Roots

Illinois wine and grape industries are so robust that a new economic study surprised even those closest to the vineyards. FarmWeek... more »

Report: Global Warming Could Harm Grape Industry

An NBC News story Tuesday, in which a scientist warned that global warming could have serious consequences on California's multibillion-dollar grape i... more »

Uh-Oh: Citrus Thrips Add Blueberries to Their Diet

With the advent of heat-tolerant blueberries, growers have established a California blueberry industry. But, along with the new opportunities offered ... more »

Wine Industry Lifts Glasses to Vanishing Grape Glut

The nation has nearly drunk its way out of a six-year wine glut. Sacramento Bee... more »

Southern Growers Discuss Native Grape

Noble and Carlos grape varieties could be the future agriculture niche many area farmers are looking for to make a profit from their land again, accor... more »

Cherry Growers Put Emphasis on Names

In a bid to increase demand for local cherries, the Okanagan, Kootenay Cherry Growers? Association is looking at a move to encourage consumers to reco... more »

Good Crop, High Prices Bless ’06 Blueberry Harvest

For Maine's wild blueberry growers, the 2006 harvest is proving to be an agricultural perfect storm. The Ellsworth American... more »

AgriNorthwest dropping apples

AgriNorthwest is getting out of the apple business. Tri-City Herald... more »

Report: North Carolina 10th Largest Wine, Grape Producer

North Carolina has more than doubled the amount of land used to grow grapes to 1,300 acres since 2000, enabling the state to become the 10th largest p... more »

Big Rewards Coming Soon for Patient Winegrape Growers

Overall for wine sellers, 2006 was a strong year with domestic consumption climbing 3 percent to a record of more than 300 million cases. Recordnet.co... more »


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