Cherries

Preventing apple fruit rots; pruning blossom-basted stone fruit trees

The rainfall in Pennsylvania due to summer thunderstorms has been feast or famine, depending on where you are located. The hot, dry weather has decreased disease pressure; however, we are not out of the woods.... more »

Cherry Industry Administrative Board welcomes new executive director

The Cherry Industry Administrative Board has named Meghan Swain as its new executive director, starting Aug. 24. According to a news release, Swain brings a multi-faceted background defined by nonprofit management, government relations, and board... more »

X-disease phytoplasma vector management for 2020

Managing the leafhopper vectors of X-disease phytoplasma postharvest is important this season to slow the spread of the pathogen. Here we cover basic considerations. Keep in mind there are many unknowns about these leafhoppers and... more »

International Tree Fruit Association cancels Italy tour

The International Fruit Tree Association has canceled its Italy International Tour that was scheduled for Nov. 13-22, 2020. According to an announcement from Onward Travel, which manages the tour for the International Tree Fruit Association (IFTA),... more »

Virtual Cherry Field Day scheduled for July 6 in Washington state

Washington State University Tree Fruit Extension and Oregon State University Extension Service will conduct a Virtual Cherry Field Day on July 6 from 10 a.m-11 a.m. Pacific Standard Time. The session will be broadcast live... more »

San Jose Scale crawler emergence beginning in Michigan tree fruit

Concerns of San Jose scale damage on many Michigan tree fruits have grown as pest management programs have changed in recent years. This pest has traditionally been a pest of apples as it causes direct,... more »

Michigan SWD webinar series for growers of cherries, berries and grapes

The Michigan State Univesity Fruit Team is pleased to announce SWD Fridays!, a series of webinars geared specifically toward providing fruit growers with spotted wing drosophila information. This series begins Friday, June 19 at 12... more »

Seasonal tree fruit updates at the revised Penn IPM hotline

Penn State Extension has announced a major revision to its 1-800 PENN IPM hotline to better serve the horticultural and agricultural community. Callers may now select from a greater number of integrated pest management and... more »

Current Issue

Kansas peach grower puts focus on high-density output

FGN’s 60th Anniversary: Tree fruit rootstocks evolve over decades

Pear rootstocks for replant in presence of armillaria

Cover crops show effects on iron deficiency in pear

USHBC recognizes grower Tom Bodtke, other blueberry industry leaders

Technology highlights at IFTA show commercial potential

Autonomous sprayer available for orchards

Hybrid use puts Regev in ‘game-changer’ mode

Farm Market column: ‘Delighting’ the online customer ideal marketers’ goal

Notes from the Farm column: Taking out an old tree while navigating credit card scams

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: Through good times and bad, neighbors help each other

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