Fruits

Arctic apple engineers welcome scrutiny, growers’ help

Even as Okanagan Specialty Fruits (OSF) moves ahead with ambitious plans to grow its operations it’s doing so with a dedication to transparency and opening its doors to growers.

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Modes of action, product solubility key in fall weed control

“Know your weeds and have a three-year plan,” said Bernard Zandstra, Michigan State University (MSU) Extension specialist and professor in the Department of Horticulture.

A well thought-out, written plan is the best way to stay on track with a complicated herbicide program.

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Dec. 1 fresh apple inventories at 103.3 million bushels

The U.S. Apple Association's December 2018 edition of Market News has been released.  This is the second report on the 2018 apple crop.  According ... more »

World apple, pear production drops on China losses

The United States Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service issued its biannual report, published in June and December, including dat... more »

J. Miles Reiter once again is CEO of Driscoll’s

J. Miles Reiter has reassumed the position of chief executive officer for Driscoll’s, the market leader of fresh berries, as part of planned leaders... more »

Dormant treatment tackles troublesome weeds

{Sponsored} Tackling your toughest weeds during the dormant season enables you to start the season with a clean orchard floor and can increase your fa... more »

Cosmic Crisp launch to be ‘largest in apple history’

The team that made the popular Pink Lady brand apple a household name is gearing up to make apple history once again, this time with the variety sold ... more »

Grapevine virus testing services at MSU starts in summer 2019

Following a grapevine virus survey in Michigan, several economically important viruses were detected throughout the state with the potential to affect... more »

Fall Creek announces new shared leadership

Fall Creek Farm & Nursery, Inc., has announced succession of its top leadership. After forty years, company co-founder and blueberry industry inno... more »

Conklin woman crowned 2019 Michigan Apple Queen

Celeste LeMieux of Conklin, Michigan, has been crowned the 2019 Michigan Apple Queen. Lauren Freeland of Kent City, Michigan, is first runner-up. L... more »

Michigan wine pioneer Bernie Rink dies at age 92

Leelanau County, Michigan, wine pioneer Bernie Rink, died Nov. 29, 2018, surrounded by family and friends. He was 92. According to the Leelanau Pen... more »

Congress nearing a deal for Farm Bill

Congressional negotiators have reached a tenative agreement that could send the Farm Bill to the President for a signature. The bill technically ex... more »


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