Fruits

Machine harvest workshop for fresh market blueberries set for June 15

Oregon State University's Wei Yang will make an online presentation about using the over-the-row machine harvester for harvesting fresh market blueberries. With the challenges of harvesting labor and the ongoing pandemic, we face an unprecedented... more »

Four irrigation system options for blueberry fields

The best type of irrigation approach for blueberry fields depends on what the grower wants from the irrigation system. Mark Longstroth, Michigan State University (MSU) Extension small fruit educator, presented tips for effective irrigation of... more »

Blueberry irrigators look for exact combinations

If it’s not wet, there’s not much fruit that you will get. That could serve as the mantra of Mark Longstroth, Michigan State University (MSU) Extension small fruit educator, who presented tips for effective irrigation... more »

Montmorency cherry growers upbeat on future

Michigan’s tart cherry growers in the last 12 months faced bad prices, retaliatory tariffs in the international markets and a disappointing decision from the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) regarding cheap imports from Turkey. And... more »

Bonnie Lundblad elected chair of New Jersey Peach Promotion Council

Bonnie Lundblad was recently elected chair of the 70-year-old New Jersey Peach Promotion Council, replacing Santo John Maccherone long time chair who stepped back and was elected vice chairmen.   “I am excited to see Ms.... more »

Record number of apples in storage, according to USApple report

The June 2020 edition of the U.S. Apple Association's Market News was released June 5 by Mark W.Seetin, USApple's director of regulatory & Industry Affairs.  This is the eighth and final report on the 2019... more »

Computer modeling drives precision bloom thinning in apple orchards

This spring, New York apple growers are applying the results of computer modeling-based orchard management research funded by the Northern New York Agricultural Development Program (NNYADP) to more precisely manage their orchard thinning practices with... more »

New Jersey peach growers prepare for challenging harvest season

With a good crop of peaches being thinned for size and quality, New Jersey growers like most farmers are working under new protocols to protect farm workers’ health during the virus pandemic while using stringent... more »


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