Trials test disease resistance of cider apple varieties

“The goal was to check these out and just allow the disease to run rampant at our site in East Lansing – which is far away from most commercial orchards.”

“Let the diseases run and then see where we are with the susceptibilities.”

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Growers: Far too few workers

Conditions may be improving slightly for the fruit growing community, based on responses to a labor survey conducted by Fruit Growers News, but 40 percent of respondents still experienced severe worker shortages in 2017.

Most continue to search for labor solutions to meet their crop production goals.

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USDA seeks input for organics rule enforcement

Hargreaves Plants debuts Pink Blossom rhubarb variety

National Children’s Center offers grants for child ag safety

Late winter, dry spring bring bountiful berry season

Anna Rath joins Michigan-based Vestaron as CEO

Plants that fight back: WSU researchers combat parasitic worm

FDA report outlines Produce Safety Partnership with Mexico

Mr. Apple’s orchard plan hits the mark in New Zealand

“Instead of carrying dozens of folders, and looking up all of the information, it’s all at our fingertips here on the iPad.

“Having all of that information there has just been so important to us in developing the apple and doing what we say is the best for the apple to get the best performance.”

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Year-round tasting room needs staff, space

An investment in year-round staff and expansion is paying off for Blake Farms in Armada, Michigan.

“We’ve been extremely happy with the results through the winter,” co-owner Andrew Blake said.

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Biological Products Industry Alliance talks to growers, lawmakers

“In the last three years, we have seen explosive growth with the industry reaching over $3 billion in sales worldwide.

“North America is still the dominant market.”

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Shan joins Borlaug Institute for Plant Genomics, Biotechnologies Shan joins Borlaug Institute for Plant Genomics, Biotechnologies

Growers get labor-saving ideas at UC Grape Day Growers get labor-saving ideas at UC Grape Day

New guide to organic management of spotted wing drosophila released

New guide to organic management of spotted wing drosophila released

Michigan State University is collaborating with researchers from across th... more

Center for Growing Talent’s Margi Prueitt to retire in 2019

Center for Growing Talent’s Margi Prueitt to retire in 2019

During the recent Center for Growing Talent (CGT) Board of Directors meetin... more

Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association leader Stuart to retire

Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association leader Stuart to retire

Paul R. Orsenigo, chairman of the Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association... more

Leadership award goes to Minnesota rep for Stress Act work

American Agri-Women (AAW) recently recognized Congressman Tom Emmer of Min... more

Low Tunnel Strawberry Production Guide released

A new how-to manual covers what growers need to know to be successful growi... more

Produce packaging showroom opened in Milwaukee

Student’s work on grape vine management earns 3 awards

Lanternfly’s penchant for harming grapevines focus of study

Rodale Institute appoints Andrew Smith as chief scientist

More research needed to better balance honeybees, native bees

Study: Why Pierce’s Disease Is so deadly to grapevines

CAES has interdisciplinary Certificate in Ag Data Science

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to keynote United Fresh 2018

United Fresh adds Emily Griep to food safety team

AgBiome gets multi-year grant for biological nematicide project


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