Fruits

Drape Net a viable option for orchard protection

An Australian product for tree fruit crop protection is making inroads to North America. Drape Net is a system for literally draping trees with netting that – similar to more expensive netting systems built into... more »

Black Star Farms names new managing owner

More than just wine is making a mark at Black Star Farms. John Schoelles, having joined the company in late 2017, has moved into the position of Controller, managing finances and information technology. Sherri Campbell... more »

USDA restricts PACA violators in California, New York

The USDA recently sanctioned four produce businesses for failure to pay awards previously ordered under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA), according to a news release. PACA handles disputes involving produce transactions. The disputes sometimes... more »

US Highbush Blueberry Council taking nominations for state leaders

Members of the highbush (cultivated) blueberry industry are now seeking nominees to fill seven U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC) state member and alternate positions for the 2020-2022 term. The nomination period will begin on March... more »

Virginia Is deemed ‘ripe’ for berry growing

Virginia is not just for lovers, but for berry growers, too, according Dr. Reza Rafie, Virginia State University (VSU) Extension specialist in horticulture. That’s because after conducting extensive research of berry production across central and southside... more »

Grape Research Alliance elects members to board

The National Grape Research Alliance (NGRA) held its Annual Meeting of Members on Jan. 28, electing Vice Chair Tom Smith of E. & J. Gallo Winery to succeed outgoing Vice Chair Rick Stark of Sun-Maid Growers of California. Its... more »

Wyman’s of Maine wild blueberries featured in video series

Wyman’s of Maine and Allen’s Blueberry freezer recently were featured in a video series produced by the American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI). The wild blueberries are grown almost exclusively to be individually quick frozen and... more »

Virosoft producer, BioTepp, names new CEO

BioTEPP, an innovative biotechnology company that produces an effective biopesticide for apple trees and other fruit trees like pear, plum or peach trees, announced today the appointment of agronomist Sylvie Richard, as President and Chief... more »


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