Fruits

Tart cherry industry seeks brand protections

The U.S. tart cherry industry has seen significant changes in its marketing landscape in the past decade, with imports overshadowing the domestic supplies some years in the wake of weather events that limited production. Now... more »

New small fruit specialist joins MSU

Josh VanderWeide is a new small fruit horticulture specialist with Michigan State University (MSU), with a concentration on blueberry physiology and production. Introduced at the first annual MSU Blueberry Field Day in August, the assistant... more »

Michigan blueberry growers absorb latest tips

Production strategies were in focus at Michigan State University’s (MSU) first annual Blueberry Field Day in August at the Trevor Nichols Research Center near Fennville, Michigan. The educational sessions included a presentation by MSU small... more »

Western Growers elects board, honors John Harris

Western Growers recognized John Harris with its 2022 Award of Honor and elected new members to its board of directors during its annual meeting in Las Vegas. The meeting, Nov. 2-5, included an award ceremony... more »

PickTrace labor management expands services

A labor management company that offers fresh produce industry growers a digital solution for time, attendance and productivity tracking of employees has expanded services to ease hiring and payment processes. PickTrace, Glendale, California, first offered... more »

Texas conference helps growers battle pests, weeds

Growing fruit in the Lone Star State is difficult. Prolonged heat, drought, pests and diseases are among the challenges facing Texas fruit growers. At the Sept. 26-27 Texas Fruit Conference in New Braunfels, Texas, growers... more »

New Michigan Hort Society president secures his niche

Douglas DeLeo has been involved with growing specialty crops much of his life. Working for a blueberry grower while in high school, he developed an affinity for farming that has lasted more than 50 years.... more »

USDA appoints fruit, vegetable industry advisory committee members

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has appointed 25 industry representatives to serve on the Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee. The reappointed and newly appointed members will serve two-year terms beginning immediately and ending in... more »

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From the orchard to TikTok

New Michigan Hort Society president secures his niche

Specialty crop ‘ambassadors’ take time to explain farming

FIRA-USA agriculture robotic show photos

Texas conference helps growers battle pests, weeds

Tart cherry industry seeks brand protections

PickTrace labor management expands services

USDA specialty crop, organic insurance expands

Michigan blueberry growers absorb latest tips

New small fruit specialist joins MSU

UF evaluates grapes for Florida winemaking

Cherry Marketing Institute expanding export markets

H-2A program in need of repair

Hyper-local and the next generation customer

Pecan trees and a happy surprise in the  barn

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