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Tree fruit, berries, grapes receive USDA market promotion funds

Apples, cherries, pears, cranberries, table grapes and watermelons are among the commodities receiving federal funds for promotion and market development funding. The funding is part of $300 million allocated to 66 U.S. organizations under the... more »

FieldWatch partners with Georgia ag dept. on pesticide safety 

A partnership between Georgia and a nonprofit mapping operation is designed to promote safe pesticide handling. The Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) is partnering with FieldWatch to introduce new technology aimed at promoting safe pesticide... more »

Washington Apple Commission taps Florida tomato leader as new head

The new head of the Washington Apple Commission (WAC) returns to the Evergreen State after working for the business interests of Florida tomato growers. Michael Schadler, executive vice president of the Florida Tomato Exchange (FTE),... more »

Cornell University, USDA break ground on new grape research facility

A groundbreaking ceremony was held for a new state-of-the-art USDA grape research facility on the Cornell AgriTech campus, which was hosted by USDA's Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life... more »

Invasive spotted lanternfly confirmed in Michigan

The invasive spotted lanternfly has been found in a Michigan county. Michigan officials have confirmed the state’s second detection of the invasive spotted lanternfly (SLF)  in Monroe County. SLF is a destructive pest that feeds... more »

OSU South Centers to host Crop, Soil & Water Field Night on July 25

Drones and inputs will be part of a Crop, Soil & Water Field Night to be hosted by Ohio State University (OSU). The OSU South Centers Soil, Water, and Bioenergy program will host the July... more »

Washington Winegrowers Association to hold food safety webinar

The Washington Winegrowers Association is scheduling a food safety webinar. The Winery Sanitation & Food Safety Webinar is scheduled for June 27. The web seminar is designed to train viticulturists and winemakers on best practices... more »

Tenerelli Orchards exits wholesale, focuses on farmers markets, u-pick

Leaving the wholesale end of the business for direct-to-consumer sales via farmers markets proved a successful move for a Southern California tree fruit grower.  In the high desert an hour northeast of Los Angeles, Tenerelli... more »

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Cover image of Fruit Growers News (FGN) July 2024 issue.

Talking tech: New app innovations aid growers

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