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Modern American apple orchard pioneer Wally Heuser dies

Wallace E. “Wally” Heuser, a pioneering apple grower based in the West Michigan town of Lawrence has died, his daughter Wanda Heuser Gale said. He was 90 years old. “It is with great sorrow that... more »

Wine industry legend Lohr receives Distinguished Service Award

The third annual Rich Smith Distinguished Service Award for major contributions to the American grape and wine industry, and to research, was given to Jerry Lohr of J. Lohr Vineyards and Wines. Lohr has committed... more »

California growers gain access to systemic copper product

 Producers in California now have access to what Sym-Agro is calling a more effective, longer-lasting copper bactericide and fungicide – Instill protects nut trees, fruit trees, citrus, leafy vegetables and berries. “The key difference is... more »

Deadline to apply for Washington apple scholarships is March 1

The Washington Apple Education Foundation (WAEF) will award over $1 million in new and renewing scholarships to college students this spring for the 2019-2020 school year.  The deadline for new applicants to submit scholarship applications... more »

California Farm Bureau files suit in lower San Joaquin River case

A plan for lower San Joaquin River flows misrepresents and underestimates the harm it would cause to agricultural resources in the Central Valley, according to the California Farm Bureau Federation, which filed suit today to... more »

Opal Apple charity seeking youths’ grant applications

FirstFruits Marketing, the grower of the Opal apple, is seeking applications from youth-led nonprofit organizations to benefit from Opal sales as part of the Youth Make a Difference initiative, a campaign designed to provide financial... more »

WSU Cherry Institute orchard systems tour identifies techniques

On jan. 17, Washington State University faculty Matthew Whiting and Bernardita Sallato organized an orchard systems tour in conjunction with the annual Cherry Institute meeting.  This tour has always been a showcase of innovative orchard... more »

Blueberry Intensive Workshops offered in New York state

The New York State Berry Growers Association (NYSBGA) has partnered with Cornell Cooperative Extension to bring growers a pair of winter Blueberry Intensive Workshops. An in-depth look at growing and management techniques, pest and diseases,... more »


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