Fruits

Gillibrand calls for $16M to combat invasive spotted lanternfly

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, D-New York, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, is calling on Congress to deliver $16.066 million in funding to combat the spotted lanternfly, an invasive species that threatens specialty crops,... more »

Field test could detect fruit-rotting diseases months before harvest

A Wenatchee-based Washington State University plant pathologist has developed an improved field test that could help apple and pear growers quickly and affordably detect pathogens that cause postharvest diseases right in their own orchards, weeks or months... more »

Fall Creek adds Tom Blaser to outside board of directors

Eugene, Oregon-based Fall Creek Farm & Nursery Inc., a global blueberry breeding and nursery company, has announced that Tom Blaser has joined its professional board of directors. Most recently, Blaser served as senior vice president... more »

Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project receives USDA ARS grant

Faced with the challenge of using 50,000 bushels of apples from vintage trees, 80 to 130 years old, which would normally rot on the ground or be eaten by foraging animals, Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project... more »

US blueberry growers form new alliance to seek import remedies

Blueberry growers across America announced Dec. 16 the establishment of a new coalition, the American Blueberry Growers Alliance (ABGA), to seek relief from rising imports that are harming their businesses. According to a news release,... more »

UF researchers help wineries capitalize on carbonation craving

University of Florida researchers are helping wineries make more of their products bubbly to meet taste trends and expand their business. Andrew MacIntosh, a University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) assistant... more »

USApple: Fresh apple holdings 13.1% less than Dec. 1, 2019

U.S. Apple Association released its December 2020 edition of Market News. This is the second report on the 2020 apple crop. According to the survey, this year’s fresh apple holdings on Dec. 1, 2020, totaled 102.8... more »

USA Pears, Cabot Cheese and California Walnuts join in 360° Promotion

USA Pears has announced a new partnership with Cabot Cheese and California Walnuts. Coinciding with National Pear Month throughout December, the 360° promotion includes in-store activations with high-graphic display bins cross-merchandising pears, cheese, walnuts and honey, and... more »

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FGN February 2021

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Sweet cherry evolution a decades-long journey

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