Grower has faith in Duchess Blueberries
Greg Willems first became fascinated by plant genetics as a student at California State University-Fresno in 1998, while studying under noted plant science professor Earl Bowerman. Bowerman, in turn, learned from Rutger University’s Arlen Draper,... more »
Water access essential to Michigan’s fruit industry
The letter said the irrigation well permit application was denied because water wasn’t available. I shook my head and looked at my Fitbit. Yep, it was 2023. I was in Michigan and not in western... more »
DirectFresh service enables same-day perishable shipping
WARP, a tech-powered freight network specializing in middle-mile solutions, has launched DirectFresh, a service enabling perishable shippers with same-day and next-day direct store delivery. The service offers shippers an end-to-end solution for their fresh freight... more »
Sagemoor Vineyards: Columbia River winegrape creation
Technology is an important part of Sagemoor Vineyards’ operations on hills above the Columbia River in Pasco, Washington. In the face of a tighter labor supply, Sagemoor Vineyards relies on advances in farm machinery and... more »
USDA awards grants to boost U.S. fertilizer production
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has received $3 billion in applications from more than 350 independent businesses for the first two rounds of a new grant program to add innovative domestic fertilizer production capacity. The... more »
Magic Star apple nears commercial debut in the U.S.
Fresh Forward, a plant breeder and marketing company in Huissen, The Netherlands, has been chosen as the exclusive U.S. propagation and commercialization manager for WUR200 cv. — the apple branded as Magic Star. “We have... more »
Why do you plant cover crops … or why don’t you?
Farmers are invited to share their thoughts on cover crops in an online survey at bit.ly/CoverCrop23. Your insight will help guide research, communications, seed development, and more. The National Cover Crop Survey is the seventh since... more »
Superfresh Growers adds cherry line, expands production
Domex Superfresh Growers plans to expand its sweet cherry production by 30% this summer, with the addition of a packing line. “Freshness and speed to consumers is the key to success in the cherry category,”... more »