Crop Management

Growers will have to adapt to changing weather patterns

Last year was Earth’s warmest since 1880, according to NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The two agencies recently announced that Earth’s average surface temperature has warmed by about 1.4˚ F since... more »

More than one way to grow apples in South Tyrol

With about 8,000 people growing apples in Italy’s South Tyrol province, it’s hard to pinpoint a “typical” grower. But visiting the farms of Stefan Klotzner and Kurt Komiss – as the International Fruit Tree Association... more »

Industry reacts to ‘Dirty Dozen’ list

The Environmental Working Group released Feb. 25 its list of what it identifies as the most pesticide-contaminated fruits and vegetables, according to its new analysis of U.S. government data.According to a news release, apples, peaches... more »

USDA releases a ‘gem’ of a new pear

A new pear cultivar called Gem has been released by USDA, Oregon State University, Michigan State University and Clemson University.Agricultural Research Service horticulturist Richard Bell, at the ARS Appalachian Fruit Research Station in Kearneysville, West... more »

APHIS deregulates Arctic Apples

USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has deregulated two apple varieties that are genetically engineered (GE) to resist browning.Arctic Golden and Arctic Granny – part of the “Arctic” line of apple cultivars developed... more »

Kudos 27.5 WDG gets registration

Fine Americas, a manufacturer and marketer of plant growth regulators, has received the federal Section 3 registration of its new Kudos 27.5 WDG plant growth regulator. Featuring the active ingredient prohexadione-calcium, Kudos is registered for... more »

New black raspberry available

Ohio’s Treasure, a new black raspberry available exclusively from Hartmann’s Plant Co., can be used by home gardeners, u-pick growers and commercial growers.The cultivar has a normal spring crop and a second crop that yields... more »

Big Washington apple crop brings marketing challenges

Can Washington state’s apple industry come close to successfully marketing 2014’s record crop of 155 million 40-pound-boxes? The consensus is resoundingly positive, based on comments made during the state’s largest gathering of growers, packers, shippers... more »


75 Applewood Drive, Suite A
P.O. Box 128
Sparta, MI 49345
616.887.9008
Get one year of Fruit Growers News in both print and digital editions for only $15.50.

Interested in reading the print edition of Fruit Growers News?

Subscribe Today »


Be sure to check out our sister sites:
produceprocessingsm
website development by deyo designs