High-density orchard innovators excel in British Columbia

Since 1949, the van Roechoudt family has been growing apples on Dorenberg Orchards near Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. Today, the farm’s award-winning Ambrosias, Gala and Sunrise apples reflect ... more »

Matson Fruit grows generational apple legacy In Washington state

The Matson family is credited with coming up with the 850-pound apple bin, but decades later, their willingness to try something different is again attracting attention from other growers. One year... more »

UC Davis, wine industry cultivate relationship

Under the hot summer sun of the San Joaquin Valley, just south of Merced, Miguel Guerrero of The Wine Group is trying a new high-wire act. In collaboration with University of California-Davis Cooperat... more »

Fruit Growers News webinar focuses on ag labor issues

The ability for specialty crop operations to secure a stable and reliable workforce to plant, harvest, pack and ship their products has been curtailed for a number of years. As the industry adjusts... more »

Modern American apple orchard pioneer Wally Heuser dies

Wallace E. “Wally” Heuser, a pioneering apple grower based in the West Michigan town of Lawrence has died, his daughter Wanda Heuser Gale said. He was 90 years old. “It is with great sorro... more »

New options available for battling orchard nematodes

Nematodes are a threat to the productivity of both new and established orchards, but new products and research are adding to growers’ collective toolbox for dealing with the pests. Marisol Quinta... more »

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