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Guesstimate: Fruit crops back to normal in 2013

By late spring 2012, freeze events had done so much damage to Michigan fruit that organizers briefly considered canceling that year’s Fruit Crop Guesstimate – the annual meeting held to estimate the size of Michigan’s,... more »

Washington cherry crop took beating from rain, heat

Heavy rain and now blistering hot weather has made this a year to remember – or maybe quickly forget – for Washington cherry growers.Recent rain and fickle weather earlier in the year decimated this year's... more »

Guesstimate: Fruit crops back to normal in 2013

By late spring 2012, freeze events had done so much damage to Michigan fruit that organizers briefly considered canceling that year’s Fruit Crop Guesstimate – the annual meeting held to estimate the size of Michigan’s,... more »

Farmers hope for relief from ’12 crop damage

Michael DeRuiter knew he lost his battle last year with Mother Nature to protect his cherry trees on the 19th night of springtime frost.When the temperature dropped to 19 degrees in May 2012, the co-owner... more »

Michigan frost damage doesn’t appear to be severe

Early indications are that Michigan’s apple crop escaped widespread damage from overnight frost May 13, particularly in the Fruit Ridge area north of Grand Rapids.Amy Irish-Brown, a Michigan State University (MSU) Extension educator, said that... more »

Spotted wing drosophila here to stay

The spotted wing drosophila (SWD) is now established throughout the United States. A native of Asia, the invasive pest of berries, stone fruit, grapes and other fruit crops made its first North American appearance in... more »

Fruit Crop Guesstimate scheduled for June 19

The 58th Annual Fruit Crop Guesstimate, sponsored by the Michigan Frozen Food Packers Association (MFFPA), will be held at 2:30 p.m. June 19 at the Amway Grand in Grand Rapids, Mich.The guesstimate provides a forum... more »

Delaware fruit farm survives by adapting

T.S. Smith & Sons in Bridgeville, Del., is going on 106 years – one of the few surviving apple growers in the state. Seventy-five years ago, there were 92 apple growers in Delaware. Today, there... more »

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