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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Seven named to first Michigan Blueberry Commission

Not surprisingly, southwest Michigan appointees comprise the initial Michigan Blueberry Commission. Created on May 1 after a vote by the state’s... more »

Michigan frost forecast brings cautions for apple growers

Michigan State University Extension is urging Michigan apple growers to keep an eye to the weather forecast for the weekend – there are conditions p... more »

Stark Bro’s cider apple blend wins Glintcap medal

Since announcing the debut of its new Stark Franklin Cider apple in January, Stark Bro’s Nurseries & Orchards has been piling up the accolades... more »

Chelan Fresh merging with Borton Fruit

Chelan Fresh of Chelan, Washington, already one of the largest apple, cherry and pear suppliers in the world, is merging with Borton Fruit of Yakima, ... more »

Enviroweather improves degree-day maps

The Michigan State University Enviroweather’s “Current Degree-Day Maps” tool shows accumulated growing degree-days (base 50) across Michigan fro... more »

Monthly grape grower social to offer peer education

Michigan Grape Society, in partnership with Michigan State University Extension (MSU), will be hosting a series of Monthly Grape Grower Social events... more »

Common pesticide damages honeybee’s ability to fly

Biologists at the University of California San Diego (UC San Diego) have demonstrated for the first time that a widely used pesticide can significantl... more »

Okanagan Specialty Fruits adds sales manager

In preparation for the fall 2017 commercial launch of nonbrowning Arctic apples, Okanagan Specialty Fruits (OSF) has added Jeanette De-Coninck-Hertzle... more »

Grower talks ag needs with President Trump, Secretary Perdue

Maureen Torrey with Torrey Farms of Elba, New York, participated in a roundtable discussion on April 25, at the White House with President Trump and ... more »

MSU Extension hires wine, grape educator

Thomas Todaro, a graduate of The Ohio State University (OSU), recently accepted an Extension educator position to serve the wine and grape industry in... more »


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