Pears

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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MSU publishes Michigan regional fruit reports

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 »

Drones seen as a method to manage fruit production

Attached to an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), a thermal camera can record differences in soil heat with the presence of water – one of the major... more »

Talkin’ Shop: Climate change

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 »

PSU: Learn from 2014 fire blight epidemic

For those of you who heard my fire blight presentation at the Mid­-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention and/or heard my talks during the 2015 w... more »

Refine plant growth regulator receives registration

Fine Americas, a manufacturer and marketer of plant growth regulators for the fruit industry, recently announced the federal Section 3 registration of... more »

IFTA hands out annual awards

The International Fruit Tree Association (IFTA) recently convened in Halifax, Nova Scotia, for its 58th Annual Conference and Tours. During the confer... more »

Growers will have to adapt to changing weather patterns

Last year was Earth’s warmest since 1880, according to NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The two agencies rece... more »

USDA releases a ‘gem’ of a new pear

A new pear cultivar called Gem has been released by USDA, Oregon State University, Michigan State University and Clemson University.Agricultural Resea... more »

Supermarkets reshape the global apple industry

When talking about “megatrends” in the world apple industry, Peter Beaven started with supermarkets. Beaven, president of the World Apple ... more »

Kasumin registered in apple states

Arysta LifeScience North America recently announced registrations of Kasumin bactericide in the apple-growing states of Washington, Michigan and New Y... more »


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