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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Line trapping: a promising method for more accurate pest monitoring

It’s easy to think of a pheromone trap as a lure, putting out a scent and waiting for insects to come rolling in. But insects aren’t sharks;... more »

Alabama peach production takes major hit

Alabama's peach producers are harvesting only 10 to 30 percent of their normal crop. A lethal combination of a low number of chill hours, rec... more »

Montedoro new marketing director at Crunch Time Apple Growers

Wolcott, New York-based Crunch Time Apple Growers has named Rena Montedoro as the organization’s director of marketing. [caption id="" align="a... more »

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 ... more »

Chelan Fresh, Columbia Valley Fruit ink marketing agreement

Chelan Fresh of Chelan, Washington and Columbia Valley Fruit of Union Gap, Washington have entered into an agreement in which Chelan Fresh will be the... more »

Tour observantly through orchards to detect potato leafhopper

Potato leafhopper (PLH) does not overwinter in the northeast but instead migrates on thermals (warm air masses) from the south. It is generally a more... more »

Scheid named 2017 Leader of the Year by CAWG

California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG)  has named Al Scheid of Scheid Vineyards as its 2017 Leader of the Year. The Leader of the Year... more »

Tool for developing new sustainable apple varieties published

An international team of scientists, among whom researchers from Wageningen University & Research Centre published the week of June 5 a high qual... more »

Michigan State University researchers get grant to target SWD in tart cherries

The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research, a nonprofit established through bipartisan congressional support in the 2014 Farm Bill, today awarde... more »

Nearly 80 percent of Georgia peach crop wiped out

Reports indicate Georgia growers have lost 80 percent of this year's crop. According to statements by the state's Agriculture Commissioner Gary Bla... more »

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