Fruits

Goldenberry, new superfruit, grows in US

South America’s goldenberry is poised to be a new superfruit for North American consumers, but a USDA-funded study shows they can be grown in the U.S. Rutgers University plant biology researcher Edward Durner is starting... more »

Apple scab infection forecasted for Pennsylvania growers

According to Penn State University, conditions are favorable for apple scab, rust and brown rot infections on April 19-20, in Pennsylvania. Fungicide applications are encouraged to keep green tissue and stone fruit blossoms protected. Begin... more »

Fast road to Geneva sales

Last summer, when Cornell University applied fruit crop physiologist Terence Robinson returned from a three-year sabbatical from Northeast apple orchards, a surprise was waiting for him. Adoption of Geneva rootstocks released by Cornell had exploded.... more »

Southwest Michigan orchards, vineyards losing crops to the polar vortex

This past winter's polar vortex has left some significant damage to sensitive crops in southwest Michigan. According to ABC 57 News in South Bend, Indiana, now that the temperatures are starting to warm and the... more »

Grape winter injury recovery meeting April 24 in southwest Michigan

A Grape Winter Injury Meeting is scheduled from 9 a.m. -3 p.m. on April 24, at the Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center in Berrien County, 1791 Hillandale Rd, Benton Harbor, MI 49022. Commercial wine, juice and table grape growers... more »

Demand growing for US elderberries, elder flowers

Trade shows work! Midwest Elderberry Cooperative (MEC) has attended EXPO West and both the Winter and Summer Fancy Food Shows for a number of years. As a result, demand for elderberry and flower ingredients now... more »

Updated apple cropload management models are available

New versions of the Carbohydrate Model and Predicting Fruitset Model are available to apple growers. Phil Schwallier, Michigan State University Exension Educator, discussed the changes at the Spring Spray Meeting held April 16 in Sparta,... more »

Michigan Grape Spring Kickoff set for April 26

Don’t miss your chance to get ahead of this season at the Statewide Michigan Grape Spring Kickoff on Friday, April 26, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., and see Brock University’s Belinda Kemp speak on cool climate red wine... more »


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