Fundraiser organized for grower with rare mosquito-borne virus

A fundraising effort has been launched for Bill Teichman, a prominent Michigan tree fruit grower who’s in the hospital after contracting a rare disease. Teichman was admitted to the hospital in m... more »

California drone company releases beneficial insects

Drones and insects have a lot in common: spindly appendages, buzzing noises, flight – and the ability to significantly impact fruit and vegetable crops. A California startup company is pairing t... more »

After fire, Riveridge expands cider production facility

On July 3, 2018, a new cider production facility of Riveridge Produce Marketing in West Michigan burned down. Almost immediately, staff and leadership made plans for a stopgap measure to meet order... more »

Organic growth in the spotlight

The organic industry is on an upward path, a movement that was on full display at the 2019 Organic Produce Summit. The fourth annual event, held in July in Monterey, California, attracted more than 1... more »

Ontario growers find niche in climate, market advantages

Ontario’s tree fruit growers know how to take advantage of being located next to one of the best marketplaces in North America. Toronto is the largest city in Canada and the fourth-largest city i... more »

Rotating cross-arm trellis lowers blackberry costs

Agricultural Research Service (ARS) horticulturist Fumiomi Takeda of the Appalachian Fruit Research Station in Kearneysville, West Virginia, developed arotating cross-arm (RCA) trellis and cane-traini... more »

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