Fruits

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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New viticulture specialist to serve eastern NY grape region

The Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture Program of Cornell Cooperative Extension has hired James (Jim) Meyers as the new viticulture and wine spe... more »

Washington cherry industry votes to continue marketing order

USDA on July 5 announced that sweet cherry growers in Washington voted to continue their federal marketing order program. The Washington sweet che... more »

Asia’s apple industry gathers at Interpoma China

Two thousand people attended the first Interpoma China Congress & Exhibition at the Weihai International Exhibition & Conference Center on the... more »

2017 Fruit Crop Guesstimate shows frost impact

The 2017 Fruit Crop Guesstimate, presented by Fruit Growers News and the Michigan Frozen Food Packers Association, offered a new educational experienc... more »

Michigan-based CherrCo announces management transition

James Seaquist, chairman of the board of directors, announced July 6 CherrCo has begun the process of transition of senior management of the cooperati... more »

Phytelligence secures $6.95 million in new funding

Seattle-based Phytelligence, an agricultural biotechnology company,  announced July 5 the first closing of $6.95 million dollars of a total potential... more »

Breeding better blueberries at North Carolina State University

It’s blueberry season in North Carolina, a time when the market for the fresh, locally grown fruit surges. At NC State University, Hamid Ashrafi is ... more »

CAWG seeks winegrape exemption from FDA’s Produce Safety Rule

The California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) has requested the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) exempt winegrapes from its produce sa... more »

Rockit apple wins supreme export award

Miniature apple grower and exporter Rockit Global has been crowned ExportNZ, Hawke’s Bay ASB Exporter of the Year. Rockit Global has the internat... more »

Plan to change when dealing with spotted wing drosophila

In 2017, we are seeing an early start to spotted wing Drosophila(SWD) and there is a good crop of berries on host plants in the woods. To me, this mea... more »


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