Fruitways captures value in pome fruit with AgroFresh partnership

AgroFresh Solutions, Inc., has partnered with South Africa’s Fruitways to improve apple storage and quality using the SmartFresh Quality System and Harvista 1.3 SC. This collaboration has enabled Fruitways to extend storage times and maintain... more »

Intense heat stress California crops, growers

Crops, including grapes and melons, across California continue to take a beating as farmers work to reduce impacts of a lingering heat wave that has increased their costs and jeopardized production. With prolonged triple-digit temperatures... more »

Fresh Views: Grapevine disease management tackled

Last year posed significant challenges for grapevine growers in California as they battled against heightened disease pressure. Facing threats from several major fungal diseases such as powdery mildew (PM), botrytis and phomopsis cane and leaf... more »

USApple introduces younger generation t-shirt fundraiser

Apple growers, shippers and others can support the upcoming generation of apple industry leaders by purchasing a t-shirt that promotes apples. The 2024 NextGen Fellows are selling the “Eat more apples” themed t-shirt ahead of... more »

Pearson Farm’s six generations find orchard happiness 

Run by fifth- and sixth- generation family members, Pearson Farms planted its first peach trees in 1885. Pecan trees were added in the 1930s. Lanier and Lawton Pearson. Photos courtesy Pearson... more »

New tech enables Freshco to detect stem splits and punctures in apples

Apple grower and exporter Freshco has enhanced its grading process by upgrading to TOMRA’s Spectrim LUCAi. This new technology has enabled Freshco's to detect stem splits and punctures, key defects that previously required intensive manual... more »

IFPA welcomes new vice president of global industry relations

The International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA) has welcomed Jessica Keller as the vice president of global industry relations. Keller is the first to serve in this role, which was created to align with IFPA’s core... more »

New Geneva rootstocks to help apple growers with size, yield, disease

New releases from Cornell’s Geneva Apple Rootstock program should benefit growers through increased fire blight resistance, larger-sized and better-yielding fruit and even help growers by supplying sub-dwarfing varieties. Cornell’s Geneva rootstock... more »

Current Issue

Cover image of Fruit Growers News (FGN) July 2024 issue.

Talking tech: New app innovations aid growers

Smart tech wipes out pests: The latest trends in spraying automation

New Geneva rootstocks to help apple growers with size, yield, disease

Georgia peach success: Pearson Farm’s six generations find orchard happiness

FIRA preview: Tree fruit tech options abound at ag robotics conference

Fresh Views: Grapevine disease management tackled

Farm Market & Agritourism: Insights from the 2023 farm markets survey

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