Fruit Growers News asked several industry representatives to consider what the future might hold for the specialty crop sector as the new administration takes over.
It’s no secret that water is a must for produce processing plants. Whether the source is rural or municipal, the water must be filtered and tested to be safe,... more
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China is quickly reforming its economy to encourage entrepreneurial activity and exports. With the strong international demand for blueberries, it is ... more »
Like the huge 207-year-old Douglas fir lying at the entrance to their Boring, Ore., farm, caneberry growers Tony and Julie Schedeen have had their far... more »
Soergel Orchards sells fruit salad in a special basket for $54.99 – and people are willing to pay for it. The secret is the basket: a carved-out... more »
For Bill and Michelle Bakan of Maize Valley Farm Market in Hartville, Ohio, just being big farmers wasn’t going to save the farm. They needed to... more »
When Jenny and Larry Martin moved to Kentucky in 1995, they brought more blueberry bushes with them than there were in the entire state. It was the ge... more »
South Tyrol’s apple growing area extends to more than 44,400 acres, with virtually all this area being equipped with irrigation. Irrigation is i... more »
There are advantages and disadvantages to mild winters, such as the one most of the United States experienced in 2006. But for strawberry growers in N... more »
From mid-May until the end of June, blueberries fly out of the packing plant at Sweet Berry Farms. In those six weeks, three million pounds of blueber... more »
Travelers come in two types, I’ve noticed. There are the critical types, who don’t see much good in the way other folks do things. They co... more »
EPA has granted a Section 18 emergency exemption for the use of the antibiotic gentamicin (Agry-Gent 10-W) on apples for control of fire blight in fou... more »