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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If not already completed, copper sprays are encouraged for fungal and bacterial disease control. Apple scab primary infection has kicked off this week... more »
Here are Michigan's regional fruit reports for April 7, courtesy of Michigan State University Extension.West MichiganWeather. A bit similar to 2014, s... more »
Fruit Growers News recently asked its readers: How are you adapting to the changing climate? Some of the responses appeared on Page 47 of the April is... more »
The Penn State Fruit Research and Extension Center Field Day will be held July 9. Registration will begin at 12:30 p.m., and the program will start at... more »
A state-of-the-art, $35,000 Orchard-Rite wind machine has been installed at the Michigan State University (MSU) AgBioResearch Clarksville Research Cen... more »
Organic fruit growing in the mid-Atlantic region can be successful and profitable with careful study and planning.There are natural features in the mi... more »
Prior to pruning peach trees this season, check for bud mortality from subzero winter temperatures.We evaluated bud mortality of six varieties of peac... more »
The International Fruit Tree Association (IFTA) recently convened in Halifax, Nova Scotia, for its 58th Annual Conference and Tours. During the confer... more »
The Environmental Working Group released Feb. 25 its list of what it identifies as the most pesticide-contaminated fruits and vegetables, according to... more »
The 2015 Michigan Spring Peach Update will be held Tuesday, March 10, at the Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center near Benton Harbor, Mich... more »