Cornell harvesting unit showcased in Michigan visit

A picking machine developed by Paul Wafler and Cornell University was brought from New York this past fall for a harvesting demonstration in a Benzie County, Michigan, apple orchard. Paul Wafler, owner of Wafler Nursery in Wolcott, New Yor... more

2016 Ohio Grape and Wine Conference set for Feb. 15-16

The 2016 Ohio Grape and Wine Conference will be held Feb. 15-16 in Dublin, Ohio. Key topics being covered include fruit quality, winemaking and product branding practices, and spring frost protection. The conference is being jointly organized by ... more

Apple retails and category dollar volume trend up

Apples contributed more dollars on average to U.S. produce departments in December 2015 than in 2014, despite volume being down slightly year-over-year, according to Stemilt. The latest apple category insights from Stemilt are based off of four weeks... more

Rivermaid Trading Company hires new sales manager

[caption id="attachment_9505" align="alignright" width="250"] Kyle Persky began his role as sales manager on Feb. 1. Photo: Rivermaid Trading Co.[/caption] Rivermaid Trading Company has hired Kyle Persky to fill the role of Sales Manager for its f... more

Fruit Logistica 2016 welcomes more than 70,000 visitors

[caption id="attachment_9501" align="aligncenter" width="600"] More than 70,000 visitors attended Fruit Logistica 2016. Photo: Fruit Logistica.[/caption] More than 70,000 trade visitors from over 130 countries experienced Fruit Logistica 2016 in B... more

International Agri-Center prepares for 49th annual World Ag Expo

World Ag Expo will kick off its 49th annual show on Tuesday, Feb. 9 in Tulare, California. Gates open at the International Agri-Center at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, and the playing of the National Anthem is expected shortly after. World Ag Expo features m... more

2016 SE Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference announces record attendance

The 2016 SE Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference and Tradeshow announced it welcomed more than 3,500 members of the fruit and vegetable industry in Savannah, Georgia during the conference held Jan. 7-10. The trade show saw a 10 percent increase ... more

Michigan State University Farmer Field School to host financial fitness workshop

The Michigan State University (MSU) Farmer Field School will host a two-day workshop on Farm Financial Fitness: Business Planning and Managing for Profit on Feb. 20 and March 12. The workshop will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the MSU Student Org... more

Study: Bee virus spread manmade, emanates from Europe

  The spread of a disease that is decimating global bee populations is manmade, and driven by European honeybee populations, new research has concluded. A study led by the University of Exeter and UC Berkeley and published in the journal ... more

Fine Americas introduces new bloom-thinning agent

Fine Americas introduced Exilis 9.5 SC as its leading post-bloom thinning agent for apples and pears based on the active ingredient benzyladenine, according to a news release. This advanced formulation is five times more concentrated than current for... more

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