Fruits

Michigan State University schedules Pre-Bloom Blueberry Webinar for May 12

Michigan State University Extension and the MSUE Small Fruit Team are hosting a webinar with updates on issues related to the early portion of the blueberry season. This webinar will deliver information on research and... more »

California pear growers come out strong against ripening treatments

California pear farmers have united as an industry with a pledge to never use postharvest treatments like 1-MCP that impede ripening and create a disappointing experience for consumers. “California pear farmers are committed to producing... more »

USDA AMS announces Section 32 purchases of frozen, dried highbush blueberries

The USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has issued a solicitation for the procurement of frozen highbush blueberries under the authority of Section 32, formerly known as the “bonus buy” program, for use in the National... more »

Two UGA scientists named Fellows of the American Phytopathological Society

Two prominent faculty members of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Harald Scherm and Albert Culbreath, have been named 2020 Fellows of the American Phytopathological Society. The American Phytopathological Society (APS)... more »

Blueberry industry ensuring supply, helping drive demand 

The blueberry industry realizes that food processors, packers, distributors and retailers are all experiencing significant challenges as you fulfill your essential mission to feed America. During the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, the food supply... more »

Driscoll’s debuts ‘Berry Big Strawberries’

Driscoll’s in May will bring to market “Berry Big Strawberries,” larger-sized fruit that each require more than one bite to finish. The quantity of the berries is limited, and “captures the beginning of peak California... more »

Time for replanting old, disease and blueberry stem gall wasp infested blueberry fields

After several years of declining productivity and market uncertainties, some Michigan growers are taking action to turn their business around to improve farm profitability and maintain employment. One action already having an impact in west... more »

Prima Wawona empowers stone fruit retailers with key category data

Prima Wawona, a large stone fruit producer in the U.S., has partnered with a leading fresh produce strategic insight and research company to provide retailers with key stone fruit category data. These insights help retailers... more »


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