Postharvest

Okanagan Specialty Fruits opens apple processing facility

British Columbia-based Okanagan Specialty Fruits has opened an apple processing facility on 42.5 acres in Moses Lake, Washington. Ground was broken on the facility, which will process, slice and pack OSF’s Arctic apple products, in... more »

CMI Orchards launches new KIKU apples packaging

CMI Orchards plans to unveil a refreshed look for super sweet KIKU brand apples at the International Fresh Produce Association's Global Produce & Floral Show. This updated look will be implemented across all boxes and... more »

Organic market legislation aims to help segment grow

The Organic Trade Association is applauding the introduction of the Organic Market Development (OMD) Act, saying it will help unlock the potential of the organic marketplace and ensure continued growth of the segment in the... more »

USDA studies steam heat to target pests

Early in 2020, two colleagues in the Treatment and Inspection Methods Laboratory (TIML) of USDA’s Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) program began researching vacuum steam as an alternative for methyl bromide treatment for fresh fruits.... more »

AgroFresh completes acquisition of Tessara

AgroFresh Solutions Inc., an AgTech company specializing in post-harvest produce freshness and quality solutions, has completed the acquisition of Tessara. South Africa-based Tessara is an industry provider of intelligent packaging solutions for preserving fresh produce,... more »

Webinar: How to address ag trade deficit through Farm Bills

An agricultural trade deficit is increasing as the U.S. grows less and imports more fresh produce and other crops. New research reveals how many acres it would take to balance the U.S. agricultural trade deficit... more »

USHBC releases report on blueberry export opportunities

 The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC) has released a comprehensive report on the global market for U.S. blueberry exports. The “Global United States Blueberry Export Opportunity Assessment Report” leverages data from Euromonitor’s Passport database, a... more »

CDFA seeks members for shipping point program

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is seeking candidates for vacancies on the Shipping Point Inspection Advisory Committee. The committee advises the CDFA secretary on all matters pertaining to the Shipping Point Inspection... 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

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

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