Grapes

Frost wipes out juice grapes in SW Mich.

A devastating frost has wiped out grapes grown for juice in southwestern Michigan.John Jasper, a surveyor for Welch's Foods, tells TV station ABC 57 he went through hundreds of acres before even finding a live... more »

Effort to save Palisade farms bearing fruit

Many of the peach and wine-grape orchards you see today in the Palisade, Co. area will be around for your grandkids and great-grandkids to enjoy.Thanks in part to the work of the Mesa Land Trust,... more »

Maryland farm owned by same family since 1902

There are several things Nathan Milburn credits for the continued success of Milburn Orchards, the family farm that has been in Elkton, Md., since 1902. Besides continued support from grower organizations, the strength and will... more »

Earliest grape insects ever this spring

The early heat of 2012 has pushed insect development ahead rapidly, just like the vines, and so scouting should start in vineyards to help ensure vines are protected from insect damage if needed.I saw my... more »

Unseasonably warm weather puts fruit growers on alert

The growing season is off to a very early start across the Great Lakes and much of the central and eastern U.S., according to Jeff Andresen and Aaron Pollyea in the Michigan State University Extension... more »

Arkansas peach trees bloom early; late freeze still possible

Record warm temperatures have peach trees blooming in western Arkansas, leaving growers worried that a late freeze could hurt their crop.After a similarly mild winter in 2007, a freeze in early April wiped out the... more »

Tiny wasp could be stink bug’s downfall

Starker Wright shared a horror story with New York state growers in January. A scientist with USDA’s Agricultural Research Service, Wright was a speaker at The 2012 Empire State Fruit & Vegetable Expo in Syracuse,... more »

Fruit, vegetable crops need honeybees

Every third mouthful of food we eat, directly or indirectly, depends on honeybee pollination, according to Donald Lam, a beekeeper and member of the Holland Area Beekeepers Association in Holland, Mich. Lam gave a presentation... more »

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