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
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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Chris Walsh and Mike Newell, University of Maryland, report that there is an increased potential for internal browning and breakdown in Olympic Asian ... more »
Harvest is nearing completion for the Northwest pear growers of Washington and Oregon. Over the next months, 10 pear varieties will be at their peak, ... more »
A new law that defines Washington’s commercial beekeepers as farmers will enable the state to better reap the benefits of healthy bee population... more »
Agricultural businesses were busy assessing storm damage Aug. 3 to orchards and packinghouses following strong thunderstorms overnight in the Grand Tr... more »
The California Dept. of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) has taken decisive action against six companies that ignored warnings, and repeatedly sold imported... more »
Gary Pullano, associate editor for Fruit Growers News, is blogging this week from the International Fruit Tree Association's Regional Summer Tour in W... more »
An agricultural operation with multiple business arms operates best when all facets are on the same page – or at least functioning from a shared... more »
What might fruit storage look like in the future? Several experts shared their thoughts with FGN.
Randy Beaudry, a horticulture professor at Michig... more »
By now at least one generation of codling moth, oriental fruit moth, tufted apple bud moth and or obliquebanded leafroller should be completed and if ... more »
Maxwell Norton, UC Cooperative Extension director and advisor in Merced and Mariposa counties, plans to retire on July 1. Norton, who specializes in t... more »