CMI Orchards experiencing strong start to Northwest cherry season

Wenatchee, Washington-based CMI Orchards anticipates growth in the 2021 cherry crop. Excellent weather conditions, including an absence of significant frost events, have contributed to outstanding ... more »

Forecast looks at Columbia Basin water availability

Changing climate, crop needs, and population growth are among key factors influencing when water will be available and where water will be needed in Washington’s Columbia River Basin. That’s ac... more »

New Jersey peach growers focus on thinning to produce large fruit

Fruit thinning is a labor intensive practice for peach growers in New Jersey. It is an expensive practice done mostly by hand, but a necessary cost because it is so important to produce large fruit to... more »

Ontario fruit and vegetable growers refute reports of poor worker housing

Ontario’s fruit and vegetable growers are pushing back on recent allegations of poor housing standards and lax inspections around employer-provided housing for seasonal agricultural workers. Work... more »

Michigan blueberry orchard and facilities purchased

Gladstone Land Corp. announced June 10 that it has acquired 930 gross acres of farmland, including approximately 480 acres of blueberry bushes, and support facilities located in Paw Paw, Michigan, for... more »

Quentin Tyler named director of Michigan State University Extension

After serving for one month as interim director of Michigan State University Extension, Quentin Tyler was named director on June 1. His professional background and forward-thinking vision impressed... more »

Current Issue

Mother, Marine son take over blueberry farm nestled in city

Partnership targets nation’s food deserts

FGN 60th Anniversary: Industry innovates to find best ways to grow fruit

Philosophy, learning from failure recipe for farming success at Homegrown Organic Farms

Mating disruption products availability, practice grows

CPS continues to fund research into listeria

Farm Market column: Consumer disruption puts focus on retailers’ actions

Notes from the Farm column: Stand-up tree planter works; keep a list for doctor

see all current issue »

75 Applewood Drive, Suite A
P.O. Box 128
Sparta, MI 49345

616.520.2137

Get one year of Fruit Growers News in both print and digital editions for only $15.50.

Interested in reading the print edition of Fruit Growers News?

Subscribe Today »


Be sure to check out our sister sites:
produceprocessingsm
website development by deyo designs