Johnny Appleseed Authentic Algeo apple tree is a bud-grafted copy

Home gardeners and orchardists across the country have an opportunity to grow a piece of early American history with the arrival of the Johnny Appleseed Authentic Algeo apple tree. According to a news release, genetically... more »

USApple Association selects 2021 Young Apple Leaders

The U.S. Apple Association announced Feb. 9 its class of 2021 Young Apple Leaders . Fifteen accomplished and aspiring young women and men were selected by the organization to join with, and learn from, USApple leaders... more »

Reducing postharvest storage disorders, extending apple storage life with HarvestWatch DCA-CF

{Sponsored} Apple storage issues are numerous, from reduction in flavor and crunchy texture to disorders that form during storage such as superficial scald and flesh browning. Scientists have known for a long time that controlling... more »

Oregon State establishes demonstration orchard for growing cider industry

Oregon’s cider industry is growing rapidly and the state is emerging as a national leader in craft cider production. Currently, the Pacific Northwest is home to one-quarter of the nation’s cider-makers. Interestingly, most of the... more »

Michigan Craft Beverage Council grants go to grape, cider apple projects

The Michigan Craft Beverage Council has announced that nine projects will receive funding through its 2021 research grant program. The Michigan Craft Beverage Council (MCBC) recommended more than $274,000 in project support for research into... more »

WSU partners with Netherlands, growers to improve orchard automation

Washington State University scientists are joining forces with researchers, fruit growers, and technology companies in the Netherlands and Washington State to solve major tree fruit challenges through orchard automation and robotics. On Feb. 3, 2021,... more »

Growers’ group builds own research facility

Fruit growers in west-central Michigan will have a research station of their own, due to a fundraising effort. The Earl & Linda Peterson West Central Michigan Research & Extension Center, a $1.5 million project of... more »

Tevel raises $20M for its flying fruit-picking robots

Tevel Aerobotics Technologies, Tevel Aerobotics Technology, which is developing autonomous flying robots that can pick fruit, has raised $20 million in fresh funding. According to a story by AgFunder News, among the investors in this... more »

Current Issue

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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