Fruits

Washington growers focus on top apples

Several apple growers shared their strategies for taking product “From Bud to Bin,” which was the theme of the 60th annual International Fruit Tree Association conference in Wenatchee, Washington,... more

Cranberry school covers fruit rot, other threats

If Wisconsin cranberry growers had a higher incidence of fruit rot in 2016 than usual, should they intensify their fungicide spray program this coming season? N... more

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Christ Orchard to welcome Illinois Summer Horticulture Field Day

Kurt and Connie Christ, owners of Christ Orchard in Elmwood, Illinois, will welcome you to their farm June 8 for the 2017 Summer Horticultural Field D... more »

Survey details impact of 2016 New York drought

A survey of more than 200 New York farmers late last summer – during the worst drought in two generations – found that more than 70 percent of uni... more »

Envy Apples win ‘Apple Madness’ tournament

The Envy apple took the top spot in the U.S. Apple Association’s (USApple) “Apple Madness” bracket tournament, a five-week, five-round online co... more »

United FreshTEC to feature ag tech start-ups

The 2017 United FreshTEC Expo will feature more than 25 top ag tech start-up companies in the newest show floor area, the FutureTEC Zone, June 14-15 i... more »

Manage oriental fruit moths using mating disruption

Introduction Oriental fruit moth, Grapholita molesta (Busck), is a major pest of peach and other stone fruits in Michigan and can also be problematic... more »

Oregon blueberry genetics go global

Oregon Blueberry Farms and Nursery has appointed Global Plant Genetics to manage its blueberry genetics internationally. The company has been breeding... more »

Matrix SG supplemental label approved for blueberry, caneberry

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved a Section 3 Supplemental Label for use of the herbicide Matrix SG 25 percent WDG (rimsulfu... more »

Castagnoli named Mid-Columbia Ag Research Center director

Steve Castagnoli, horticulturist and expert in tree fruit production, is the new director of Oregon State University's Mid-Columbia Agricultural Rese... more »

Rearranging nest boxes keeps more blue orchard bees around

Orchard growers looking for alternatives to honey bees for managed pollination services have new reason to be optimistic about the potential of one ho... more »

Set strawberry alarm clock for post-apple bloom

Growers who time their strawberries to bloom just after apples do can reap a better harvest, according to new research. When apple trees blossom, t... more »


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