Cherries

USDA proposes changes to tart cherries assessment rate

The USDA is inviting comments on a recommendation by the Cherry Industry Administrative Board to change the allocation of the assessment rate prescribed under the marketing order regulating tart cherries grown in the states of... more »

New book from experts about sweet cherry production available

A new book about sweet cherry production is available. This new book provides comprehensive coverage of the history, genetic improvements, production physiology of growth and cropping, orchard establishment and management, and harvest considerations for sustainable... more »

Firman Pollen adds Donny Leadon in sales and business development

Yakima,Washington-based Firman Pollen, an industry leader in supplying supplemental pollen since 1933, has hired Donny Leadon in sales and business development. “Donny is an outstanding addition to the team and brings a wealth of knowledge... more »

Okanagan fruit growers will face another tough year if labor issues linger

Lower cherry crops may have disguised the true impact of an ongoing agricultural issue in the Okanagan, according to a BC Fruit Growers Association newsletter. “The year 2020 was very unusual for farm labor –... more »

Michigan agriculture stalwart Fred Tubbs dies at age 82

Fred Tubbs, 82, of Hart, Michigan, died Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, at his home. He is now reunited with his wife, Dianna, grandson, Collin Hansen, brother, Gary Tubbs, and sister, Ruthann Corliss. According to his... more »

NuPhY Inc. acquires assets, licenses of former Phytelligence

Taking root in the remains of a now defunct start up, NuPhY is a new agricultural technology company headed up by Washington State University professor of horticulture Amit Dhingra. The new WSU spin-out was revitalized... more »

WSU opens Plant Sciences Building, new home for collaborative ag research

Washington State University will celebrate the opening of the new Plant Sciences Building, a state-of-the-art home on the Pullman campus for collaborative research supporting regional and global agriculture. The new facility was virtually dedicated through... more »

New Orchard Field Guide from the Penn State Extension tree fruit team

During strategic planning sessions addressing pandemic priorities, the Penn State Extension tree fruit team identified the need for a full-color pocket guide to assist growers in identifying and managing tree fruit diseases, pests and physiological... more »

Current Issue

May 2022 issue of Fruit Growers News

IFG adds cherry focus to influence industry progression

Growers feel fertilizer, input cost crunch

Research station trees boosted by Michigan group

Grower, researcher look at the viability of FruitScout

Texas vineyard succeeds in hostile growing climate

Farm Market column: Project shows markets are essential businesses

Ag Labor Review column: Heat is on to keep protecting workers on the farm

Notes From the Farm column: Apparel upgrades, reader questions keep one busy

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