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Disease resistant, size-controlling ‘MP-29’ rootstock for Alabama peaches viewed

A damaging soilborne fungus called Armillaria root rot and the peach tree short life disease complex are  currently the leading causes of peach tree mortality in Alabama. These diseases result in annual losses for the... more »

Forced labor of Mexican agricultural H-2A workers brings charges

A woman in Florida pleaded guilty on April 6 to a federal racketeering conspiracy that victimized Mexican agricultural workers admitted into the United States under the H-2A temporary visa program. Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke... more »

Agricultural Leadership Program planned in Washington state

The Washington State Tree Fruit Association, Washington State Department of Agriculture and Washington State University are launching the Agricultural Leadership Program. The Agricultural Leadership Program (ALP) to be held May 6-June 3 in Yakima, Washington,... more »

Cold effects on pollination, fruit set and hardiness in apples, cherries eyed

On April 12, Washington State University's Matthew Whiting, professor in the Horticulture Department, and Bernardita Sallato, WSU Tree Fruit Extension specialist, hosted a meeting that brought the tree fruit industry together to discuss challenges and... more »

Michigan Statewide Grape Spring Kickoff hybrid meeting is April 29

Michigan State University Extension and Parallel 45 Vines & Wines (P45) are excited to welcome grape growers from all over Michigan and the Midwest to the 2022 Michigan Statewide Grape Kickoff Hybrid Meeting on April 29 from 9... more »

Legislation targeted to protect growers impacted by freezes

U.S. Representatives Greg Steube, R-Fla., and Darren Soto, D-Fla., introduced April 11 The Temperature Endorsement for Multi-Peril Policies (TEMP) Act that would protect farmers impacted by crop-damaging freezes. Rep. Steube proposed this legislation for inclusion... more »

MSU Entomology’s new Pollinator Performance Center comes together

In March, builders began to convert an existing facility on Michigan State University Campus farms into the new MSU Pollinator Performance Center. A partnership among the Department of Entomology, Michigan State University (MSU) AgBioResearch and MSU Extension provided... more »

Gretchen Pettis of BioSafe Systems goes to Pacific Northwest

Gretchen Pettis of BioSafeSystems will be donning a new hat within the company this year. In tandem with her role as an entomologist, Pettis will be providing technical support to the Pacific Northwest region of... more »

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May 2022 issue of Fruit Growers News

IFG adds cherry focus to influence industry progression

Growers feel fertilizer, input cost crunch

Research station trees boosted by Michigan group

Grower, researcher look at the viability of FruitScout

Texas vineyard succeeds in hostile growing climate

Farm Market column: Project shows markets are essential businesses

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