Cherries

McDonald’s TV commercials promote Michigan apples

Starring in TV commercials? Watched by millions? Mike Dietrich seems to be taking it in stride. “They did a nice job,” he said. “We were real pleased with it.” Mike, a fruit grower from Conklin,... more »

Cherry, stone fruit growers approve assessment to support WSU

Cherry and stone fruit growers throughout the state have agreed to make a $5 million investment over the next eight years at Washington State University research and extension centers in Prosser and Wenatchee. This builds... more »

Retractable-roof greenhouse protects sweet cherries

The gift of a retractable-roof greenhouse could be the first step toward a new method of protecting fruit from weather extremes. In spring 2012, Cravo Equipment, a company based in Ontario, Canada, donated one of... more »

2012 insect activity and its effects on 2013 fruit management programs

Our review of the entomological impacts of the 2012 weather continues with a pest of many tree fruit crops, the obliquebanded leafroller. Apple growers have dealt with this pest on a regular basis for many... more »

Northwest Orchard & Vineyard Show Jan. 21-22

The 2013 Northwest Orchard and Vineyard Show is scheduled for Jan. 21-22, and will be held at the Grand Traverse Resort in Acme, Mich. Registration opens at 8 a.m., and the cost for both days... more »

Cherry, soft-fruit growers to vote on research assessment

Cherry and soft-fruit growers in Washington state will begin voting late this month on a proposal to expand research on their crops.The state Department of Agriculture said ballots will go out about Dec. 26, asking... more »

Michigan hort society hands out awards

The Michigan State Horticultural Society handed out two Distinguished Service Awards during the Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable & Farm Market EXPO in December. The awards went to Al and Joe Dietrich and Earl Peterson.Al, Joe... more »

Fruit stand works for Washington orchard

It’s 30˚ F in the Wenatchee Valley, the sun isn’t up yet and Dennis Nicholson is hard at work at Nicholson’s Orchard Fresh in Peshastin, Wash., finishing a block of pears. This is exactly the... more »

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Cover image of Fruit Growers News (FGN) July 2024 issue.

Talking tech: New app innovations aid growers

Smart tech wipes out pests: The latest trends in spraying automation

New Geneva rootstocks to help apple growers with size, yield, disease

Georgia peach success: Pearson Farm’s six generations find orchard happiness

FIRA preview: Tree fruit tech options abound at ag robotics conference

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Farm Market & Agritourism: Insights from the 2023 farm markets survey

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