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Winegrape session set for 2020 Orchard and Vineyard Show in Michigan

Plan to attend the winegrape session at the 2020 Northwest Michigan Orchard and Vineyard Show, Jan. 14-15, 2020, at the Grand Traverse Resort Hotel in Acme, Michigan. The purpose for the two-day wine grape session... more »

Driscoll’s expands launch of Sweetest Batch Blueberries

Watsonville, California-based Driscoll’s said in a news release it is raising the flavor bar once again with the launch of Sweetest Batch Blueberries, the sweetest sensation to hit the produce aisle this fall. This newest... more »

Virginia First Lady Northam, Ag Secretary Ring celebrate Virginia’s apple harvest

Virginia First Lady Pamela Northam and Virginia Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry Bettina Ring visited Marker-Miller Orchards Farm Market and Bakery and Glaize Apples in Winchester on Sept. 26 to celebrate National Apple Month and... more »

2019 storage recommendations for Cosmic Crisp

In our experience, WA 38 (Cosmic Crisp) can be stored with minimum losses throughout a yearlong storage period. Firmness is retained extremely well in CA storage (only 1-2 pounds loss in 10 months). Also, sweetness... more »

New facility purchased for Washington State University bee program

Washington State University’s (WSU) Honey Bee and Pollinator Research and Education program has a new permanent home. The university has signed a purchase agreement on a facility located near Othello, Washington, where scientists will have room and equipment... more »

2020 Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame honorees announced

Agriculture Commissioner Nicole “Nikki” Fried and the Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame Foundation announced Oct. 8 the Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame inductees for 2020. The induction ceremony will be held at the Florida State Fair’s Agricultural Hall of Fame Banquet... more »

USDA plans water quality study in Vermont’s Lake Champlain Basin

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is launching a multi-year study to assess the impact of voluntary conservation practices on water quality in two Lake Champlain Basin watersheds. These studies – established with other state... more »

Penn State offers online course on orchard cultivars, rootstocks, systems

Penn State Extension is offering a new online course, Orchard Management: Cultivars, Rootstocks and Training Systems, for beginning commercial tree fruit growers. This self-paced course is recommended for new producers, orchard managers and young growers... more »


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