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Florida Extension specialist McAvoy retiring July 31

A long-time contributor to the Florida specialty crops industry, and supporter of national county Extension programs and issues, has announced his retirement. Gene McAvoy is president-elect of the National Association of County Agricultural Agents, Hendry... more »

University of Vermont shows how honeybees may infect bumblebees

Many species of wild bumblebees are in decline – and new research shows that diseases spread by domestic honeybees may be a major culprit. Several of the viruses associated with bumblebees’ trouble are moving from... more »

Michigan Tree Fruit Commission funds 2019 upgrades

The second installment of a refrigeration system upgrade and the first installment of a pesticide building remodeling and upgrade at Michigan State University’s (MSU) Clarksville Research Center were the two big projects funded by the... more »

Montana State University studies cider apple production

Katrina Mendrey is the orchard program manager with Montana State University’s Western Agricultural Research Center. She recently answered some questions from Fruit Growers News about her work and insight into cider and antique apples: Fruit... more »

‘Lost,’ antique apples of the West examined for cider potential

Old apples of the American West were a topic of discussion at a new university orchard this spring. Growers recently gathered at the University of Idaho’s Sandpoint Organic Agriculture Center (SOAC) for a Heritage Orchard... more »

Aronia, honeyberry, juneberry on New York Research Farm tour July 10

Young specialty fruit trials funded by the farmer-driven Northern New York Agricultural Development Program (NNYADP) will be among the many crop plots for touring during the Cornell University Willsboro Research Farm Open House event on... more »

New Jersey Department of Ag highlights Jersey Fresh blueberries

New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher and state and local officials today highlighted National Blueberry Month with a visit to Russo’s Fruit and Vegetable Farm. The family’s market features a large display of... more »

International Blueberry Summit: ‘We are thrilled with the overall success’

British Columbia (BC) blueberries were ripening on the vine as the ideas were flowing during the International Blueberry Organization’s (IBO) Summit (held in Abbotsford, British Columbia from June 24 – 26) where nearly 400 attendees... more »


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