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UC Davis to lead groundwater and irrigated agriculture sustainability study

Researchers from the University of California, Davis, have been awarded a $10 million grant by the USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture to find ways to sustain irrigated agriculture while improving groundwater quantity and quality... more »

McClung, former president and CEO of the Texas Produce Association, dies

John McClung, former president and CEO of the Texas Produce Association (predecessor to TIPA), died Saturday, Oct. 2 in South Texas. McClung was a leader not only for the Texas produce industry, but for all... more »

Grant targets economically, environmentally effective Texas IPM outreach

Pest management outreach to both rural and urban audiences in Texas will be expanded and improved thanks to a federal grant awarded to the Texas A&M AgriLife Extenson Service. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. The... more »

Pierce’s disease in grapes treated through organic bacteriophage

A Texas A&M AgriLife Research study has led to the discovery of the first curative and preventive bacteriophage treatment against the pathogen Xylella fastidiosa, which causes the deadly Pierce’s disease in grapevines. A bacteriophage therapy is a... more »

Global market assessments to benefit Texas agriculture commodities

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller announced Aug. 31 the Texas Department of Agriculture has partnered with the Center for North American Studies at Texas A&M AgriLife Research to provide global market assessments for more than... more »

Dhingra to lead Texas A&M Department of Horticultural Sciences

Aimed at helping Texas’ producers of fruits and vegetables with enhanced nutrition and value, Texas A&M College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Department of Horticultural Sciences will be led by Amit Dhingra, Ph.D., who successfully... more »

Agricultural updates to be presented in New Mexico at Los Lunas field day

Tomatoes, chile, grapes, potatoes and other crops, along with beneficial insects, are among the discussion topics at this year’s field day at New Mexico State University’s Agricultural Science Center in Los Lunas. The field day... more »

Texas vineyards endure rough growing season

Erratic weather dealt Texas vineyards a difficult growing season as the industry continues to recover from pandemic-related setbacks, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. Michael Cook, AgriLife Extension viticulturist, Denton, said much of... more »

Current Issue

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

Ag Labor Review column: Heat is on to keep protecting workers on the farm

Notes From the Farm column: Apparel upgrades, reader questions keep one busy

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