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Website spotlights certified California sustainable wines, vineyards and wineries

The California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance (CSWA) has launched a new website, the start of Down to Earth month, dedicated to the Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing program. According to a news release, Californiasutainablewine.com was developed for... more »

Mississippi blueberry crop may see effects of cold, wet weather

Mississippi’s early spring bout of bad weather came at a critical time for producers of blueberries, the state’s largest commercial fruit crop. Blueberries can be easily damaged by cold weather, but the timing of mid-February’s... more »

Pear rootstocks for replant in presence of armillaria

Common in soils that once held oak trees and other native forests, Armillaria mellea has a strong presence in California and the Pacific Northwest. This species is the most widely spread, is lethal to susceptible... more »

Technology highlights at IFTA show commercial potential

The International Fruit Tree Association’s winter meeting – held in a series of online, virtual sessions and tours this year – contained updates on transformational technologies. The event, held Feb. 22-24, had the theme of... more »

Tree fruit rootstocks evolve over decades

This is the latest installment in a series of stories marking the 60th anniversary of Fruit Growers News. From the heyday of Red Delicious and harvesting from ladders to today’s Honeycrisp hybrids and platform pickers,... more »

Kansas peach grower puts focus on high-density output

A trained engineer has a head start in any profession in which ingenuity and mechanical aptitude breeds success. Gabe Spurgeon, manager of South Baldwin Farms near Baldwin City, Kansas, is a prime example of how... more »

NABC, USHBC add director of communications and industry relations

Jill Scofield has been hired as the director of communications and industry relations for the North American Blueberry Council and the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council. In this newly created role, Scofield, who started on staff... more »

USApple: Number of apples in storage 8.6% less than a year ago

The U.S. Apple Association has released its sixth report on the 2020 apple crop. According to the survey, this year's fresh apple holdings on April 1, 2021, totaled 51.2 million bushels, 12.8% less than the... more »

Current Issue

Kansas peach grower puts focus on high-density output

FGN’s 60th Anniversary: Tree fruit rootstocks evolve over decades

Pear rootstocks for replant in presence of armillaria

Cover crops show effects on iron deficiency in pear

USHBC recognizes grower Tom Bodtke, other blueberry industry leaders

Technology highlights at IFTA show commercial potential

Autonomous sprayer available for orchards

Hybrid use puts Regev in ‘game-changer’ mode

Farm Market column: ‘Delighting’ the online customer ideal marketers’ goal

Notes from the Farm column: Taking out an old tree while navigating credit card scams

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: Through good times and bad, neighbors help each other

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