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Astin Farms expands into blueberries

Sam Astin III started as a medium-sized Florida strawberry grower. By considerably expanding his acreage, he became one of the state’s leading strawberry growers. Always looking to the future, As... more

Fancy Farms co-founder plans to step down

“Since 1974 and still learning” is the business philosophy of Carl Grooms, a longtime strawberry grower in central Florida. Grooms is president and co-fo... more

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Crist joins Crunch Time apple growers’ board

A fifth-generation farmer, Joel Crist, 29, is the youngest apple grower to date to join Crunch Time’s board of directors. Crist comes to Crunch Time... more »

Study: Children, adults differ on sweetness of fruits

Most children want their food to taste sweet. So, do you want your child to eat a candy bar or fruit when they have a snack? A team of researchers fro... more »

Fancy Farms co-founder plans to step down

“Since 1974 and still learning” is the business philosophy of Carl Grooms, a longtime strawberry grower in central Florida. Grooms is president... more »

Grapevine leafroll virus a threat to Michigan grapes

Grapevine leafroll virus is one of the most common viruses affecting grapes in the world, and Michigan is no different. Though lighter cases can have ... more »

Inspect your orchard for little cherry virus

Don’t mistake little cherry disease with small cherries. Winter damage, cold damage, inadequate tree nutrition and other factors can cause small che... more »

USApple joins in urging caution regarding steel import rules

U.S. Apple Association signed onto a letter that was sent this week to U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, cautioning against restrictions to stee... more »

Bagging peaches omits insects and diseases, increases yields

When Clemson University fruit specialist Juan Carlos Melgar suggested putting a paper bag over a peach to detract insects and diseases during producti... more »

Workshops, technology featured at 2017 Viticulture Field Day

Heads up grape growers, winemakers, vineyard workers, industry and academic partners and whoever else is serious about viticulture in Michigan. The... more »

New York Apple Association announces ‘Team 2017’

Fishers, New York-based New York Apple Association (NYAA) President and CEO Cynthia Haskins will direct the association’s ac... more »

Astin Farms expands into blueberries

Sam Astin III started as a medium-sized Florida strawberry grower. By considerably expanding his acreage, he became one of the state’s leading straw... more »


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