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University of Arkansas debuts Ozark Mango

The Arkansas Fruit Breeding Program has introduced the Ozark Mango. The fruit is actually a nectarine, named for its aroma and flavor. Ozark Mango , the seventh nectarine introduced by the Arkansas Fruit Breeding Program,... more »

Kevin Moffitt to step down from pear bureau

Kevin Moffitt, president and CEO of Pear Bureau Northwest, plans to step down after 35 years with the organization. Moffitt plans to relinquish day-to-day duties as of July 1, 2024. To help ensure a smooth... more »

Webinar addresses fire blight research

A webinar will address issues related to fire blight integrated pest management. The webinar, 3-5 p.m. Pacific, March 14, is for commercial and non-commercial apple and pear growers, landscapers and orchard professionals. [caption id="attachment_17220" align="aligncenter"... more »

Concerns persist despite fertilizer prices stabilizing

After sharp spikes in fertilizer prices in 2022, farmers saw some relief last year as prices stabilized. With the 2024 planting season nearing, analysts say there remain key influences that could shape the outlook of... more »

Central Valley fruit, nut grower considers sale

The Assemi family, a large California Central Valley grower and processor of pistachios and almonds, as well as blueberries and cherries, may be planning to leave the growing side of the business, according to a... more »

Vive Crop Protection makes appointments

Vive Crop Protection has named a new Eastern U.S. sales manager, director of sustainability and stakeholder relations, and vice president of finance. With more than 25 years of experience in agriculture, Greg Esco brings a... more »

Naturipe kicks off California strawberry season

National Strawberry Day — Feb. 27 — coincides with the kickoff of California strawberry season for Naturipe Farms, with increasing volumes. Naturipe will offer several of its proprietary varieties and premium berries, including the jumbo... more »

Sen. Cantwell praises post-tariff apple exports

U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, D-Washington, recently highlighted a successful apple export season, following India's decision to drop a 20% retaliatory tariff on U.S. apples. Prakash Gupta, consul general of a new India Consulate in Seattle,... more »

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