Michigan Pomesters schedule live apple trimming/thinning discussion for April 29

Each spring, Michigan State University Extension has held an in-person trimming and pruning discussion. Unfortunately, this is not possible in 2021 due to university protocols stemming from the pandemic. "The Michigan Pomesters feel that this... more »

Technology highlights at IFTA show commercial potential

The International Fruit Tree Association’s winter meeting – held in a series of online, virtual sessions and tours this year – contained updates on transformational technologies. The event, held Feb. 22-24, had the theme of... more »

Tree fruit rootstocks evolve over decades

This is the latest installment in a series of stories marking the 60th anniversary of Fruit Growers News. From the heyday of Red Delicious and harvesting from ladders to today’s Honeycrisp hybrids and platform pickers,... more »

USApple: Number of apples in storage 8.6% less than a year ago

The U.S. Apple Association has released its sixth report on the 2020 apple crop. According to the survey, this year's fresh apple holdings on April 1, 2021, totaled 51.2 million bushels, 12.8% less than the... more »

Cold, overnight temperatures in Grand Rapids region could impact apple crop

Over the past two weeks, the Grand Rapids, Michigan, region has seen an acceleration of growing degree day accumulation and associated bud development due to unusually warm temperatures. This was followed by cold temperatures and... more »

How to assess the impact of a freeze on early fruit development

As the trees begin growth in the spring the buds begin to swell and lose the ability to withstand cold temperatures. As the buds develop, warmer and warmer temperatures (still below freezing) can damage them.... more »

Science background benefits Washington state fruit grower

April Clayton, a farmer and scientist, has a full personal and professional plate, but makes it a priority to find time to share on social media about how fruit trees are raised, carefully tended and... more »

New Excalia fungicide provides early season protection for apples

Nufarm, in partnership with Valent Canada, has announced the arrival of Excalia, its newest horticulture fungicide registered for the control of scab and powdery mildew in apples and suppression of rhizoctonia crown and root rot... more »

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Kansas peach grower puts focus on high-density output

FGN’s 60th Anniversary: Tree fruit rootstocks evolve over decades

Pear rootstocks for replant in presence of armillaria

Cover crops show effects on iron deficiency in pear

USHBC recognizes grower Tom Bodtke, other blueberry industry leaders

Technology highlights at IFTA show commercial potential

Autonomous sprayer available for orchards

Hybrid use puts Regev in ‘game-changer’ mode

Farm Market column: ‘Delighting’ the online customer ideal marketers’ goal

Notes from the Farm column: Taking out an old tree while navigating credit card scams

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: Through good times and bad, neighbors help each other

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