Grapes

Global warming seen as threat to Garden State’s cranberry farms

A sense of urgency pervaded the meeting rooms at the Rutgers' Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, where scientists, business executives, and former governors agreed that global warming poses pressing problems for... more »

2012 Orchard and Vineyard Show coming to Acme, Mich.

The 2012 Orchard and Vineyard Show, January 24 to 25, will be held at the Grand Traverse Resort in Acme, Michigan. The concurrent wine grape session will be held on January 24, and tree fruit... more »

Southwest Horticultural Days Feb. 8-9

The Michigan Grape Society and Michigan State University Extension, in partnership with Lake Michigan College, will host the annual Southwest Horticultural Days conference Feb. 8-9 at Lake Michigan College’s Mendel Center, 2755 E. Napier Ave.,... more »

Tree fruit growers still looking for a mechanical harvester

Michael Glenn, director of USDA’s Appalachian Fruit Research Station in Kearneysville, W.Va., can list all kinds of technological innovations that have aided tree fruit growers in the last 50 years: lasers and GPS for more... more »

Drew Bledsoe scores touchdown with winery

Football fans know Drew Bledsoe as former quarterback of the New England Patriots, Buffalo Bills and Dallas Cowboys. Wine connoisseurs and growers are getting to know him as owner of Doubleback Vineyards and Wines. Doubleback... more »

Arsenic, lead found in leading fruit-juice brands

Health officials with Public Health – Dayton and Montgomery County are encouraging parents to talk with their pediatricians in the wake of a Consumer Reports investigation released Wednesday that found arsenic and lead levels that... more »

Drought hurts yield, but helps quality of Texas grapes

West Texas grape grower Neal Newsome went from grappling with a killing freeze to watching his fruit suffer from the state’s worst single-year drought.“You can’t win for losing in a year like this. Nothing clicks,”... more »

MSU studying high-density tart cherries

The tart cherry orchard of the future may still be a few years away, but Michigan State University (MSU) researchers have moved a few steps closer to growing high-density tart cherries. In fruit-growing regions around... more »


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