Arctic apple engineers welcome scrutiny, growers’ help

Even as Okanagan Specialty Fruits (OSF) moves ahead with ambitious plans to grow its operations it’s doing so with a dedication to transparency and opening its doors to growers.

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Modes of action, product solubility key in fall weed control

“Know your weeds and have a three-year plan,” said Bernard Zandstra, Michigan State University (MSU) Extension specialist and professor in the Department of Horticulture.

A well thought-out, written plan is the best way to stay on track with a complicated herbicide program.


Wildfire-affected winegrape growers seek funding support

Leaders of five California agricultural organizations have joined together to request Congress include the state’s winegrape growers in a disaster a... more »

British Columbia shows research flair

Many of the cherries grown commercially around the world have had their origins in Summerland, British Columbia. Work continues to develop fruit varie... more »

World Pear Day promotion set for Dec. 1

To kick off the 14th year of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) proclaiming December to be National Pear Month, Pear Bureau Northwest/USA Pear... more »

Maine’s Moran pinpoints consumer apple preferences

Renae Moran, an associate professor of pomology at the University of Maine and a fruit tree specialist with UMaine Cooperative Extension, was intervie... more »

Woman arrested in Australian strawberry needles case

Australia’s Queensland Police Service has charged a 50-year-old woman following a complex investigation into the alleged contamination of strawberri... more »

New Zealand Honeycrisp apples. Photo: New York Apple Sales

Honeycrisp gains notorious reputation as its market soars

Despite the extra work, growers will keep planting, picking and selling Honeycrisp apples, as long as the core economics makes sense. That's the c... more »

Processed raspberry industry rejects checkoff program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) said Nov. 7 that producers of raspberries for processing and importers of processed raspberries did not appr... more »

Intensive management improves fruit quality

{Sponsored} Optimizing orchard productivity in a high-density apple production system requires vigilant management. “High-density systems enable ... more »

FFVA’s Stuart talks about career, gives advice to 30-somethings

You could say he started at the bottom and worked his way up. More than 40 years ago, before Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association (FFVA) CEO M... more »

Pear Bureau Northwest hires event coordinator

Pear Bureau Northwest (PBNW) is pleased to announce Angela Daniels has joined the company as Event Coordinator. Daniels brings diverse experience in e... more »

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