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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South Jersey blueberry crop appears to be the best in years

Anthony DiMeo III of DiMeo Farms in Hammonton, New Jersey, a fourth-generation blueberry farmer, predicts this year to be the best one locally sin... more »

Protect grape clusters from disease during early fruit development

Young fruit clusters are highly susceptible to all major diseases, including downy mildew, powdery mildew, black rot, Phomopsis and anthracnose.... more »

Treating peaches with edge damage from oriental fruit moth

Growers in west central Michigan diligently applied mating disruption to most peach orchards in response to heavy oriental fruit moth damage to the cr... more »

Growers seek best way to supply fruit to cidery market

Hard cider production is up nationwide, and it seems like you can’t turn anywhere without running into another story about the demand for apples to ... more »

Michigan blueberry growers warned of early SWD detection

  Spotted wing drosophila has made an early appearance in southwest Michigan blueberry fields. Carlos Garcia, Michigan State University Ext... more »

Methods to curb phytophthora root rot in northern highbush blueberry

If nitrogen is managed properly, a new study suggests that concerted use of gypsum and wide drip lines can help suppress phytophthora root rot in nort... more »

USDA urged to revise proposed changes to biotechnology regulations

Michigan Farm Bureau (MFB) and the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) are among more than 100 agricultural organizations asking the U.S. Departmen... more »

Phytelligence partners with Cornell to grow Geneva rootstocks

Phytelligence, a platform agricultural biotechnology company, has announced a collaboration with Cornell University to test, store and grow new and ... more »

Fungicides applied at bloom may reduce fruit set in grapes

Figure 1. Grape cluster weight at harvest in response to a single fungicide application at full bloom in Concord grapes in Michigan in 2013. ... more »

New Delegate and Entrust labels allow for one-day PHI in bushberry crops

Dow AgroSciences has released new labels for their spinosyn insecticides Delegate and Entrust used in the bushberry crop group. These labels increase ... more »


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