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Turning up the heat on spoilage yeast that can taint wine

If you’ve ever had a red wine that smelled “off,” like gym socks, Band-Aids, or farmyards, then you’ve likely encountered a wine affected by Brettanomyces bruxellensis(“Brett” for short) – a barrel-dwelling spoilage yeast that can taint... more »

Grower hospitalized 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 mid-August after suffering from... more »

Michigan Craft Beverage Council taking grant proposals

The Michigan Craft Beverage Council is now accepting 2020 Research Grant proposals with a maximum grant award of $50,000. Proposals must be received no later than 3 p.m. (EST) on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, the... more »

USDA surveying fruit growers about chemical use

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) Olympia, Washington office said in a Sept. 9 press release it would soon begin surveying fruit growers in 12 states for its biennial Fruit Chemical Use Survey. This survey... more »

Michigan seeks food safety education, training grant proposals

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) is seeking grant proposals for food safety education and training as part of the Food Safety Education Fund grant program. The grant cycle for 2020 will... more »

Tour de Fresh to end in PMA celebration

Produce industry cyclists in the Tour de Fresh this year will finish the course in a public celebration at the Anaheim Convention Center. The Tour de Fresh... more »

Brim, Foster to be inducted into Georgia Agricultural Hall of Fame

This year’s Georgia Agricultural Hall of Fame inductees have impacted Georgians from the dinner table to the fairgrounds. Bill Brim, a Tift County farmer and strong advocate for Georgia... more »

Fruit Tec REDpulse pneumatic defoliation for apples demonstrated

Demonstrations of the Fruit Tec REDpulse pneumatic defoliation for apples are scheduled this week in Washington state. REDpulse defoliation removes most of the shading leaves completely or parts of it. Light parts of the fruit skin... more »

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