Apples

56th Annual Fruit Crop Guesstimate

The 56th Annual Fruit Crop Guesstimate, sponsored by the Michigan Frozen Food Packers Association, will be held on June 22 at 2:30pm. This annual event will be held at the Devos Place in Grand Rapids,... more »

Rep. Huizenga hears from growers about ag labor

Congressman Bill Huizenga, representing the 2nd Congressional district in west Michigan, held two days of listening sessions with constituents on April 27-28. Huizenga kicked off the tour in Sparta, Mich., where he hosted about 20... more »

Maintaining the integrity of IPM while battling the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

Pennsylvania tree fruit growers have embraced the principles of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) since the late 1960s and early 1970s. By one definition, IPM is the “utilization of all suitable techniques and methods in as... more »

Stink bug hits Mid-Atlantic apples hard

Mid-Atlantic apple growers lost $37 million last year from damage caused by the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB), according to an estimate released April 12 by the U.S. Apple Association.The damage estimate was developed at... more »

Robots on the farm

Commercial farms of the future may be staffed by robots that will identify, spray and pick individual pieces of produce from plants, even when their targets are grapes, peppers and apples that are as green... more »

Washington apple crop projected to be largest ever

The Washington apple industry is on a pace that will make the 2010 crop its largest ever. Based on projections of the number of packed boxes each remaining bin of fruit will yield, total shipments... more »

Public comment accepted for organic control of fire blight

Two tools over the past 30-plus years for the control of fire blight in apples and pears, oxytetracycline (tetracycline) and streptomycin, are on the verge of being eliminated from use by organic growers of these... more »

Community supported agriculture gains steam

Those apples you buy at your local organic farm may not have the smooth, glossy look of those displayed in supermarkets – but they also aren’t bombarded with pesticides to “debug” them. To Josh Morgenthau,... more »

Current Issue

FGN February 2021

Florida breeding seeks regionally-adapted peach rootstocks

Sweet cherry evolution a decades-long journey

Growers’ group builds own research facility

Low-tech strategies for fighting frost shouldn’t be ignored

Southeast growers turning to soil moisture sensors

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: Biden appointees face task of working with ag sector

Notes from the Farm column: Assess equipment to make farm operate better

see all current issue »

75 Applewood Drive, Suite A
P.O. Box 128
Sparta, MI 49345

616.520.2137

FGN February 2021
Get one year of Fruit Growers News in both print and digital editions for only $15.50.

Interested in reading the print edition of Fruit Growers News?

Subscribe Today »


Be sure to check out our sister sites:
produceprocessingsm
website development by deyo designs