Fruits

Clemson’s Ksenija Gasic awarded Godley-Snell Award for Excellence

For her work leading a team of scientists focusing on developing high-quality, disease-resistant peach varieties, Clemson University associate professor Ksenija Gasic was awarded the 2020 Godley-Snell Award for Excellence in Agricultural Research. Gasic, who works... more »

For California strawberry growers, it’s safety first

A new video produced by the California Strawberry Commission highlights how strawberry farmers, in the midst of peak harvest season and during a global pandemic, are implementing safety practices in the fields to keep their... more »

Ranier Fruit Co. anticipating Bee Better certification for organic blueberries

As summer approaches, and the upcoming Washington blueberry season nears first pick, Selah, Washington-based Rainier Fruit Co. announced its 100% organic blueberry operation is on track to earn the title of Bee Better Certified in... more »

Cross-country journey kick started award-winning wine student’s career

When then-18-year-old Andrew Gerow packed his car to drive from his home in Michigan to start at Washington State University (WSU) Tri-Cities, he knew what he wanted from his education. "I’ve always loved anything to... more »

Mississippi blueberry growers expect high quality, average yield

The COVID-19 pandemic presented a new obstacle for Mississippi blueberry growers in 2020, impacting the labor force for the early-season varieties. “A lot of growers are working through how to deal with harvest, packing and... more »

New Zealand’s newest apple variety is a hit with Chinese consumers

New Zealand’s largest organic apple producer cannot keep up with the Chinese demand for New Zealand’s newest apple, Dazzle. According to a news release, Bostock New Zealand owner John Bostock said Dazzle is the best... more »

Munckhof launches labor-saving tree Shaker for commercially farmed fruit

Munckhof Fruit Tech Innovators has redesigned its tree shaker solution for harvesting fruit, nuts and olives for the food industry quickly and efficiently. According to a news release, using this harvesting machinery, two to three... more »

USDA Section 32 fresh pear purchase program announced

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced plans May 21 to purchase fresh pears for distribution to various food nutrition assistance programs. Purchases will be made under the authority of Section 32 of the Act... more »


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