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Kern County Crop Report highlights positive outlook for tomatoes

The University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) revealed positive trends for tomatoes and vegetable crops in Kern County in its recent crop report. Favorable weather conditions and proactive agricultural practices have contributed to a robust... more »

Naturipe exhibits at California Strawberry Festival

Naturipe Farms, a large strawberry grower, including blueberries and organics, plans to exhibit in a booth at the 38th Annual California Strawberry Festival in Ventura, California, on May 18-19. Founded in 1984, the festival highlights... more »

Strawberry pests controlled by new tools 

Strawberry growers in the Central Coast are headed toward a zero-tolerance policy on lygus bugs, the most destructive insect pest in the crop. When the bugs feed on the seeds, they cause misshapen fruit that... more »

Registration opens for Georgia ag labor forum

The Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association’s labor seminar returns this year but at a different time of the year. The Georgia Ag Labor Relations Forum is scheduled for Aug. 20-21 and returns to Tifton,... more »

Virginia apple growers: act on fungal infections, fire blight

In a recent update from Virginia Tech, apple growers are advised to take immediate action against major fungal infections and the looming threat of fire blight, following significant infections reported on May 4-5. Dr. Keith... more »

MSU plans insect forum

Michigan State University’s Department of Entomology is planning an insect symposium. The Excellence in Insect Science Symposium 2024 is scheduled for May 16-17 at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center in East Lansing, Michigan. The... more »

EU ruling favors Pink Lady trademark registration

A European court ruling has favored Pink Lady in its long running trademark registration spat. It has been more than 10 years since Pink Lady America LLP (PLA) filed an application before the European Union... more »

Georgia association weighs in on H-2A rules, farm bill

The Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association (GFVGA) is weighing in on the Department of Labor’s H-2A rules and the proposed 2024 farm bill. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) rules further threaten the viability... more »

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

Talking tech: New app innovations aid growers

Smart tech wipes out pests: The latest trends in spraying automation

New Geneva rootstocks to help apple growers with size, yield, disease

Georgia peach success: Pearson Farm’s six generations find orchard happiness

FIRA preview: Tree fruit tech options abound at ag robotics conference

Fresh Views: Grapevine disease management tackled

Farm Market & Agritourism: Insights from the 2023 farm markets survey

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