Blueberries

USDA highlights Hurricane Ian disaster assistance

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently visited Florida production sites to survey the impact of Hurricane Ian and meet with producers affected by the storm. During the visit, the Secretary highlighted efforts by the U.S Department... more »

Grower has faith in Duchess Blueberries

Greg Willems first became fascinated by plant genetics as a student at California State University-Fresno in 1998, while studying under noted plant science professor Earl Bowerman. Bowerman, in turn, learned from Rutger University’s Arlen Draper,... more »

Produce Pay makes Fast Company innovators list

ProducePay, designed to transform the global produce industry into a more connected and sustainable supply chain, has been named to Fast Company’s prestigious annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2023. This year’s... more »

New members, alternates join U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has appointed 28 members and alternate members to the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC). They will serve a three-year term ending Dec. 31, 2025. Four of the appointments are exporter... more »

Apple packing, selling spotlighted in Mid-Atlantic convention bus tour

Cider doughnuts and apple packing and grading were some of the highlights at this year’s Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention bus tour. Around 100 people began their convention with the pre-convention bus tour, which visited... more »

Fall Creek promotes Dave Daniel GM for U.S., Canada

Fall Creek Farm & Nursery Inc. has promotion of Dave Daniel to general manager for Fall Creek’s U.S. and Canada business. Previously, he was the blueberry breeding and nursery company’s U.S. operations manager. In his... more »

Naturipe brings FeBLUEary berry campaign back to retailers

Naturipe Farms, the world’s largest producer of conventional and organic blueberries, is celebrating its sixth FeBLUEary campaign with strong promotable volumes of its proprietary blueberry varieties. This robust start to blueberries’ peak import season begins... more »

Berry People to be bought by ag tech firm

AgriForce Growing Systems Ltd. has entered into a binding letter of intent (LOI) to acquire Berry People LLC. Based in Hollister, California, Berry People is a year-round grower and shipper of organic and conventional strawberries,... more »

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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

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