Fruits

Canadian group to certify grapevines as virus-free

Canadian officials on Saturday, June 15, announced more than $2.3 million in funds designed to help keep the country’s vineyards virus-free. Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada David Lametti spoke at the Konzelmann... more »

Bees necessary for Southeast rabbiteye blueberry production

Getting an excellent rabbiteye blueberry harvest requires helpful pollinators –  particularly native southeastern blueberry bees – although growers can bring in managed honey bees to do the job, according to Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists.... more »

Weiss joins Fall Creek’s US sales, grower support team

Micah Jacob Weiss has joined the U.S. sales and grower support team of Lowell, Oregon-based Fall Creek Farm & Nursery as a representative focused on blueberry growers in the Pacific Northwest. He is based in... more »

Empire apple breeder Roger Way dies at 100

Roger Way, professor emeritus of pomology at Cornell University and a world-renowned apple breeder, died June 2 in State College, Pennsylvania. He was 100 years old. Way gained worldwide recognition for apple varieties he developed.... more »

US cherry growers’ fight against cheap imports progresses

The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) June 6 determined that there is a reasonable indication that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of imports of dried tart cherries from Turkey that are... more »

Michigan Fresh Marketing, BelleHarvest merge sales

Two Michigan apple markers are merging their sales operations. BelleHarvest of Belding, and Michigan Fresh Marketing in Grand Rapids announced in early June that they created a strategic sales alliance that will sell and market... more »

Pear industry elects new officers for 2019-20 season

On May 30, the pear industry elected new officers during their annual meeting in Portland, OR. With the full confidence of the marketing organization, the newly elected officers to the Pear Bureau Northwest (PBNW) will lead... more »

Chlorosis is a serious problem that affects many Concord vineyards

If you’ve ever packed fruit snacks in a lunch, enjoyed a glass of grape juice, or made a PB&J, chances are the grapes used in those products were grown in Washington’s Yakima Valley. That’s because... more »


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