Fruits

California declares Medfly quarantine in San Bernadino

A quarantine has been declared due to a Mediterranean fruit fly (Medfly) infestation in the unincorporated area of Devore, San Bernardino County. A total of two adult males, two mated females and multiple larvae have... more »

Washington Small Fruit Conference & Lynden Ag Show set for Dec. 4-6

The Washington Small Fruit Conference is a three-day conference with the latest relevant research information delivered by the scientists performing the research. The 9th Annual WA Small Fruit Conference is presented by WA Red Raspberries & WA Blueberry Commission, and Washington... more »

Crop insurance deadlines near in Florida

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency (USDA RMA) are reminding Florida avocado, blueberry, pasture, rangeland, and forage (PRF) and apiculture producers that deadlines... more »

Wish Farms set to reveal consumer focused technology

International grower and year-round marketer of strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries, Wish Farms, has always prided itself on being an innovator in the produce industry. Continuing that tradition, they are pleased to announce a preview... more »

US Highbush Blueberry Council discusses trade, promotion efforts

Last week in Tri-Cities, Washington, the U.S. High Bush Blueberry Council (USHBC) Board of Directors approved the industry’s largest export promotion budget to date, highlighting the organization’s commitment to expanding the global market for U.S.... more »

Driscoll’s growth starts with plant

Augustine Renteria has been with Driscoll’s for 31 years. Please excuse him if he treats the strawberry plants he is nurturing at the mega berry company’s California breeding grounds as children. To him, that’s exactly... more »

Michigan Craft Beverage Council debuts website

The Michigan Craft Beverage Council (MCBC) on Oct. 10 launched its website, MichiganCraftBeverage.com. The site features many resources to support the growing industry, including a detailed research finder, an industry marketplace, and business development and... more »

Apple crop forecast follows recent path

The U.S. Apple Association estimate of the size of the 2019 U.S. crop came in at 247.7 million bushels. The estimate was given during USApple’s annual Crop Outlook and Marketing Conference held Aug. 22-23 in... more »


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