Fruits

High tunnel, single stem container-grown raspberry trialed in Virginia

National berry sales are on the upswing in recent years due to growing consumer appreciation for the many health benefits that come from eating these succulent fruits. In fact, with U.S. sales totaling $5.8 billion... more »

Napa grower’s enterprise, sustainability efforts honored

A career of enterprise and advocating for sustainable growing led to Andrew Hoxsey being named Grower of the Year. Hoxsey, a fourth-generation grower, and part owner of Yount Mill Vineyards, Yountville, California, and Napa Wine... more »

2019/2020 dried fruit production estimated

The International Nut & Dried Fruit Council (INC) recently released its latest Global Statistical Review with 2019/2020 production forecast updates on tree nuts, peanuts and dried fruits. INC International Nut and... more »

World Pear Day scheduled for Dec. 8

Pear Bureau Northwest (PBNW) will once again celebrate World Pear Day for the fourth year in a row. The event marks the start of National Pear Month, proclaimed as December each year by U.S. Department of... more »

Florida growers prepare for winter weather

Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and University of Florida (UF/IFAS) Extension educates growers on how to protect their crops and prepare for winter weather at the upcoming Winter Weather School. This year, the event will address winter... more »

Central Washington state blueberry pruning workshop set for Nov. 18

A central Washington state blueberry pruning workshop will be held Nov. 18, from 8 a.m.-11:30 a.m. at the Washington State University Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center, 24106 N. Bunn Road, Prosser, Washington 99350. This... more »

US apple holdings up 17% from same period a year ago

The U.S. Apple Association has released the November 2019 edition of Market News. This is the first report on the 2019 apple crop. According to the survey, reported by Mark Seetin, director, regulatory and industry affairs... more »

Even in Iowa, apple growers feel trickle down impact of tariffs

This season’s apple crop is expected to be the ninth largest in history. And a bountiful harvest is often good news. But because of increasing tariffs this year, some smaller apple farmers are worried not... more »


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