Study reveals identity of the apple acidity gene

Cherries are simply classified into sweet and tart, based on their taste. Although apples are not usually categorized in the same way, apple fruit tartness, or acidity, has a wide range in both fruit pH... more »

Fall foliar nitrogen applications should be applied now in cherries

There have been many challenges in maintaining cherry tree health this season, even without a fruit crop. Sweet cherry orchards have endured severe bacterial canker infections and many tart cherry orchards had outbreaks of cherry... more »

Produce sales continue to increase in second quarter 2012

Fresh produce dollar and volume sales saw larger increases in the second quarter of 2012 than the first, according to the latest edition of Fresh Facts on Retail, the quarterly retail research report of the... more »

Growers get one more year of Guthion

Federal regulators will allow fruit growers to use the insecticide Guthion for an additional year.EPA said Thursday the extension is due to higher-than-normal stocks of the organophosphate chemical in grower hands because of crop losses... more »

Michigan horticultural open house coming soon

The Northwest Michigan Horticultural Research Center (NWMHRC) Open House will be held Thursday, Aug. 23. Concurrent educational sessions for tree fruit and wine grapes will begin at 3 p.m.Featured speakers for the tree fruit educational... more »

Growers make the best of a bad year

Hilda Biersdorfer uses an analogy to describe what the growing season of 2012 has been like for herself and her family – fifth-generation fruit growers with 121 acres in Guilford, Ind. First came devastating spring... more »

Fruit loss might lead to market shift

An unusually warm March followed by a round of spring freezes decimated much of the apple and cherry crops in the Midwest and East. Western crops managed to avoid damage, however, and were poised to... more »

Editorial: Pushing the farm bill

The U.S. Senate passed its version of the 2012 Farm Bill in late June. The agriculture committee of the U.S. House of Representatives passed its own version a few weeks later. As of press time,... more »

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