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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Finalists named for United Fresh Innovation Awards

United Fresh has announced the 46 new products as finalists for the United Fresh Produce Association’s 2017 Innovation Awards. This year’s finalis... more »

Annual Michigan fruit crop ‘Guesstimate’ won’t be held

The Michigan Frozen Foods Processors Association (MFFPA) has announced the annual “Guesstimate” will not be held in June 2017 as normally schedule... more »

SWD, IPM workshop set for Latino blueberry growers

Latino blueberry growers are invited to a spotted wing drosophila (SWD) and integrated pest management training and pesticide applicator certification... more »

Westcott joins Okanagan Specialty Fruits as director of operations

Okanagan Specialty Fruits (OSF), the developer of non-browning Arctic apple varieties, has hired Don Westcott as team as OSF’s director of... more »

Washington bets big on new Cosmic Crisp apple

Witness the bared power of a united Washington state apple industry: More than 11 million trees planted in a two-year span. More than 10 million boxes... more »

Koru brand apples from New Zealand hit the U.S.

  Coast to Coast Growers Cooperative  announced that container shipments of Koru apples, grown in New Zealand, have begun arriving at U.S. p... more »

BMR Orchard Installs Louvered Cover System

Mike Robinson, co-owner, BMR Orchard, Royal City, Washington, talks about his use of a louvered protective cover system in a Honeycrisp orchard b... watch »

BMR Orchard Converts to Automated Harvest Blocks

Mike Robinson, co-owner, BMR Orchard in Royal City, Washington, talks about converting existing tall spindle type plantings into automated harves... watch »

Phytelligence partners with EverCrisp marketing group

Phytelligence, an agricultural biotechnology company, has partnered with the Midwest Apple Improvement Association (MAIA) – the entity responsible f... more »

Northwest Michigan frost damage being assessed

Unfortunately, northwest Michigan recorded some low overnight temperatures for the past two nights, May 7-9. During the early morning of May 8, the Be... more »


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