South Central

Texas conference helps growers battle pests, weeds

Growing fruit in the Lone Star State is difficult. Prolonged heat, drought, pests and diseases are among the challenges facing Texas fruit growers. At the Sept. 26-27 Texas Fruit Conference in New Braunfels, Texas, growers... more »

Marvin Davis, south Texas produce vet, dies

Marvin Davis, the founder of Tex-Mex Sales LLC, of Weslaco, died Oct. 31. The longtime produce industry veteran worked other produce companies and founded Tex-Mex, a grower-shipper of onions, vegetables and melons. Davis, 84, passed... more »

Jenschke Orchards braves Texas-sized heat, drought

Growing peaches for more than six decades, Jenschke Orchards is a U-pick fruit operation in Fredericksburg, Texas, in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, an area known for sweet-tasting peaches.  Barrett and Lindsey Jenschke... more »

Fruit society honors Arkansas fruit breeder John Clark

Arkansas blackberry and fruit breeder John Clark has been honored for his breeding efforts. The American Pomological Society (APS) awarded Clark, distinguished professor of horticulture with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, the... more »

Viva Fresh calls for participants in Clean Eating Challenge

The Texas International Produce Association (TIPA) is seeking participants for next year's Clean Eating Challenge. This year, 11 participants completed the  third annual Viva Fresh Clean Eating Challenge which culminated at April’s Viva Fresh Expo... more »

Texas strawberry season average amid up and down weather

Texas strawberry producers have experienced an average season so far despite freezes, drought and temperature variability impacting yields, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. The growing season started in October with planting,... more »

TIPA members donate food to needy north Texans

Members of the Texas International Produce Association (TIPA) are working to help needy north Texans improve their diets through a food bank donation. As part of TIPA’s healthy eating campaign, the organization partnered with the... more »

IFPA urges resolution of trade flow at US-Mexico border

The International Fresh Produce Association is encouraged by recent announcements that some of the border crossings in Texas have been reopened, the organization said in an April 14 news release. "While this action is positive,... more »

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From the orchard to TikTok

New Michigan Hort Society president secures his niche

Specialty crop ‘ambassadors’ take time to explain farming

FIRA-USA agriculture robotic show photos

Texas conference helps growers battle pests, weeds

Tart cherry industry seeks brand protections

PickTrace labor management expands services

USDA specialty crop, organic insurance expands

Michigan blueberry growers absorb latest tips

New small fruit specialist joins MSU

UF evaluates grapes for Florida winemaking

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