South Central

USHBC seeks nominations for members

The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC) is seeking nominations to fill member and alternate positions for the USHBC Blueberry Promotion, Research and Information Order. These positions, along with alternates for each, are being filled for... more »

New Arkansas blackberry performs late in season

The Arkansas Fruit Breeding Program has released a new late-season blackberry to give growers a premium product after other varieties are done yielding. Commercial scale propagators have licenses and material for sale for the 2024... more »

Texas event tailors fruit education to state’s climate

To successfully grow peaches and other tree fruit in the Lone Star State’s challenging climate, growers must carefully consider proper fruit and site selection and how to establish their orchards. Participants at the Oct. 18-20... more »

Growers to be inducted into Texas Produce Hall of Fame

Texas Produce Hall of Fame to induct growers Growers to be inducted into Texas Produce Hall of Fame The Texas International Produce Association (TIPA) plans to induct five individuals into the Texas Produce Hall of... more »

Conference focuses on Kentucky specialty crops

Registration for the Kentucky Fruit & Vegetable Conference is open. The event is Jan. 3-4, in Bowling Green, Kentucky, with pre-conference events the day before. The full conference program and registration information are available on... more »

Deterring wildlife: Texas vineyard controls fruit loss

Deep in the heart of the Texas Hill Country in Fredericksburg, Texas, Heritage Vineyard uses trapping and other methods to control wildlife damage. Most of the animal damage and fruit loss is from raccoons and... more »

Ed Auler, Texas Hill Country winegrape pioneer, dies

Hugo Edwin "Ed" Auler, a pioneer of the Texas Hill Country’s winegrape industry, has died. He was 78. Ed Auler died Oct. 13. Funeral Services were Oct. 24 . Through their winery, Fall Creek Vineyards,... more »

Viva Fresh expo issues clean eating challenge call for participants

The Texas International Produce Association (TIPA) is inviting industry members to apply for this year’s Viva Fresh Clean Eating Challenge. In its fifth year, the health initiative is scheduled to kick-off in mid-October and planned... more »

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