The focus of RosBREED 2, a program to produce better-tasting fruit that resists storage problems and other challenges, is disease resistance.
A $10-million, five-year grant from USDA is driving the... more
If asked what commercial fruit orchards might look like in the future – even up to a century from now – those who’ve studied orchards closely will give yo... more
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The Michigan State Horticultural Society’s top position is changing hands once again. Kurt Weber will replace Mike Wittenbach as MSHS president ... more »
Adams County, Pa., with its long history of fruit culture, in many ways epitomizes what is right and what is wrong with fruit production in the United... more »
The irrigation outlook for 2005 is better than it has been in years, at least in Colorado. The last few years, water levels have been low due to droug... more »
If managing raspberries were easy, would they still sell for $4.50 a pint? Nathan Milburn hopes so. In 2001, Milburn Orchards ventured into raspberrie... more »
What Michigan Niagara and Concord juice grape growers need is a really good year. For many of them, it’s been four bad years running. For grower... more »
Duke Lane Jr., a fourth-generation peach and pecan grower from Fort Valley, Ga., was named Mr. Peach for 2005 by the Georgia Peach Association. The aw... more »
They’ve been doing it since 1955, and while the history’s fuzzy, members of the Michigan Frozen Food Packers Association took a few minute... more »
While no official quarantine had been announced, one was expected soon. And when it comes, Michigan State University’s (MSU) Southwest Michigan ... more »
When Pam and Gary Mount bought Terhune Orchards in 1975, they weren’t just looking to run a farm. They wanted to create a community gathering pl... more »
The Melick family has been farming in the same small corner of New Jersey for nearly 300 years. “Everybody before me lived within six miles of h... more »