Fungal biologists fighting peach tree-killing pathogen

Many a Coloradan looks forward to that first, juicy bite of a Palisade peach every summer. Demand for the famous Western Slope fruit never runs dry, but the state’s $40 million peach industry is und... more »

Grape genetics research reveals what makes the perfect flower

Your favorite vintage wines and table grapes exist thanks to a genetic exchange so rare that it’s only happened twice in nature in the last 6 million years. And since the domestication of the grapev... more »

Western Growers selects 13 companies for first Harvest Automation cohort

Western Growers has selected 13 innovators for the inaugural cohort of its Global Harvest Automation Initiative (GHAI), a groundbreaking project that aims to automate 50% of specialty crop harvest wit... more »

Current issues in Pennsylvania berry crops pinpointed

As with last year, frost protection of strawberry blossoms has been a challenge for many Pennsylvania growers given the wind that accompanied our cold temperatures. While some blossoms have been lost,... more »

IFTA cancels summer tour, schedules Virtual Honeycrisp Meet-Ups

With COVID-19 restrictions still in place in most parts of the world, the International Fruit Tree Association board IFTA board has decided to cancel its annual summer tour that was scheduled to take ... more »

The advantages of CEA in strawberry production outlined

Strawberries are an important crop grown in the U.S. with a market value of more than $2.2 billion dollars, producing 1.12 million tons of strawberries in 2019. Most production of strawberries in t... more »

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