The orchard of the future: Higher tree densities, more automation

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 you a wide range of answers. The speculati... more

Shoreline Fruit vertically integrates to thrive

An agricultural operation with multiple business arms operates best when all facets are on the same page – or at least functioning from a shared playbook.... more

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Poor Weather Has Cut Size of Most U.S. Fruit Crops

By Dick Lehnert
Managing EditorCrummy spring weather coast to coast has reduced the production for most fruit crops. The word “record&rdq... more »

A Safe, No-Cost Fruit and Berry Fungicide

People who live in wet climates are often all too familiar with the effects of mildew on such plants as gooseberries, currants, raspberries, grapes, p... more »

2007 Noncitrus Fruit Utilized Production Down 1 Percent, Value Up 5 Percent

In 2007, the Nation's utilized production of the leading noncitrus fruit crops totaled 16.6 million tons, down 1 percent from the 2006 utilized produc... more »

Lack of Juice-Quality Apples, Pears Forces Tree Top Plant Closure

Tree Top says it will temporarily close its Cashmere apple and pear juice plant because there isn't enough fruit available to keep it open. Seattlepi.... more »

U-Pickers Won’t Be Grinning

Peaches and Asian pears usually start to ripen this time of year at Reed Valley Orchard in Bourbon County, nearly ready for people to come pick. Not t... more »

USDA Federal Order to Halt Spread of Light Brown Apple Moth

USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has implemented a federal order to restrict the interstate movement of nursery stock, cut fl... more »

‘Good Neighbors’ Control Fruit Pests

It's that time of year again ... the time when owners of cherry, apple, crab apple and pear trees need to be spraying their trees with pesticides to p... more »

Light Brown Apple Moth Detected in Four California Counties

The light brown apple moth, a serious pest of apples in other countries and a quarantine pest in the United States, has been found in four San Francis... more »

Bayer Sells Guthion to MANA

Bayer CropScience has sold the insecticide Guthion (azinphos methyl) to Makhteshim Agan Industries, Israel (MANA).MANA purchased the European rights t... more »

Taiwan Reopens Borders to U.S. Apples

U.S. apple exports to Taiwan, cut off since last December after codling moth larvae were found, were allowed to resume April 27, according to notice g... more »

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