Fruits

Harvard Press: Essential Jamaican workers keep local orchards humming

Every spring, both Carlson and Westward orchards welcome several Jamaican farm workers to town who provide invaluable help during the busy seasons in the orchards. Throughout the spring, summer, and fall months, they work hard... more »

Free pear rootstocks, systems virtual tour set for Aug. 14 in Washington

"A Virtual Field Tour: Pear Rootstocks and Systems for Today and Tomorrow," will be held Friday, Aug. 14, 10 a.m.– 11:30 a.m. PDT, by Washington State University Tree Fruit Extension, Michigan State University and the Washington... more »

UGA’s Dario Chavez spotlighted in Fruit Growers News 40 Under 40 class

University of Georgia researcher Dario Chavez has been named to the Fruit and Vegetable 40 Under 40 Class of 2020 by Fruit Growers News. The prestigious honor places Chavez within a small group of young... more »

Weather conditions favorable for SWD spray applications in Michigan

Managing spotted wing drosophila in blueberries and raspberries is critical during harvest. Lower daily temperatures are an opportunity for using a wider range of insecticide products recommended for control. Currently, pyrethroids are very effective. As... more »

Interpoma 2020 is changing format and going digital 

Interpoma 2020 will be changing its look and become “Interpoma Connects 2020: Digital Days for the Apple Economy”, two days of events and webinars. According to a news release, the new format that will replace... more »

Trellis SC herbicide label expanded to include caneberries

Corteva Agriscience has issued a supplemental label for Trellis SC (isoxaben) herbicide use in newly planted and bearing caneberries.  Trellis already has approved uses for weed control in blueberry, grape, and a few other fruit... more »

Unsolicited seeds packets include specialty crop species

USDA officials continue to investigate mysterious seed packages, that show up, unasked for, in consumers’ mailboxes. While much remains unknown, the Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) did publicly identify the... more »

Michigan apple group touts benefits to digestive health

Michigan Apples can help keep your digestive system healthy, along with a balanced diet that includes many fruits and vegetables. The Michigan Apple Committee works with expert Shari Steinbach, M.S., R.D. to communicate the health... more »


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