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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Apple tree planting underway in West Michigan

There is a rush in West Michigan to get trees in the ground before the area gets doused by rain again later this week. Phil Schwallier, a Michigan Sta... more »

Berries thrive in high tunnels, but beware of pests

A University of Arkansas study has found that using high tunnels in berry production can increase yields, extend the harvest season and improve fruit ... more »

RubyFrost end season with strong sales

Crunch Time Apple Growers’ RubyFrost apples have ended the season with retail partners selling out of the last of the 2016 harvest. Mark Russell,... more »

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 Tre... more »

Auvil Fruit Implements Four-Wire Trellis System

Del Feigal, orchard management president, Auvil Fruit, discusses, the company's Orondo, Washington, system where a short, four-wire trellis with ... watch »

McDougall & Sons Transforms a Legacy Orchard

McDougall & Sons Co-Owner Scott McDougall talks about the company's Legacy Orchard in East Wenatchee, Washington. He spoke during the ... watch »

Minnesota researcher uncovers Honeycrisp family tree

Since its release in 1991, Honeycrisp has been harboring a secret: its parents are a mystery. Originally billed as the child of Macoun a... more »

Washington state raspberry growers feel the pinch

The Washington Red Raspberry Commission has responded to several growers’ concerns over disruption in the raspberry markets from imported raspberri... more »

Oregon, Washington pear growers vote to continue marketing order

USDA announced the results of an Oregon and Washington pear producer referendum to continue Federal Marketing Order 927, showing that 97 percent of fr... more »

New study reveals pesticide peril in beehives

Honeybees – employed to pollinate crops during the blooming season – encounter danger due to lingering and wandering pesticides, according to a ne... more »


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