Apples

October proclaimed Michigan Apple Month

Recognizing the importance of the Michigan apple industry, October is Michigan Apple Month Governor Gretchen Whitmer in Lansing, Michigan, made the proclamation on Oct. 1. “Michigan is known for its diverse agriculture, which includes many... more »

CMI Orchards launches new KIKU apples packaging

CMI Orchards plans to unveil a refreshed look for super sweet KIKU brand apples at the International Fresh Produce Association's Global Produce & Floral Show. This updated look will be implemented across all boxes and... more »

USDA studies steam heat to target pests

Early in 2020, two colleagues in the Treatment and Inspection Methods Laboratory (TIML) of USDA’s Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) program began researching vacuum steam as an alternative for methyl bromide treatment for fresh fruits.... more »

Rice Fruit’s Lee Showalter plans retirement

Lee Showalter, a longtime apple industry advocate, fruit grower and Rice Fruit Company’s grower services manager for more than 13 years, plans to retire at the end of the year. In announcing his retirement, the... more »

Kudos joins the ranks of apples from University of Minnesota

If you enjoy a Honeycrisp, Haralson, SweeTango or First Kiss apple at your local orchard or farm stand this fall, you can thank the University of Minnesota apple breeding program for putting it there. A... more »

Starr Ranch, CMI Orchards unite with apples, pears, cherries

Starr Ranch Growers/Oneonta Trading Co. — which includes Custom Apple, Diamond Fruit and Apple King — has an agreement to join forces with CMI Orchards, delivering more than eight million cartons to CMI’s manifest. This... more »

California’s Murray Family Farms endures challenges

Murray Family Farms, owned by Steve and Vickie Murray, has discovered that growing cherries, berries and other tree fruit in the southern San Joaquin Valley’s desert region is highly challenging. South of Bakersfield, the farm’s... more »

Harvests start with high hopes for apple season

Apple growers in Washington, Michigan and New York are optimistic for the 2023-24 fresh apple season. With weather described as “near-perfect,” Washington dodged the heat and cold from the past two seasons. The U.S. Apple... more »

Current Issue

Cover image of Fruit Growers News (FGN) July 2024 issue.

Talking tech: New app innovations aid growers

Smart tech wipes out pests: The latest trends in spraying automation

New Geneva rootstocks to help apple growers with size, yield, disease

Georgia peach success: Pearson Farm’s six generations find orchard happiness

FIRA preview: Tree fruit tech options abound at ag robotics conference

Fresh Views: Grapevine disease management tackled

Farm Market & Agritourism: Insights from the 2023 farm markets survey

National Plant Diagnostic Network

 

see all current issue »

Be sure to check out our other specialty agriculture brands

produceprocessingsm Organic Grower