Fruits

Driscoll’s debuts new sweeter, ‘rosé’ berry varieties

Berry giant Driscoll’s June 12 rolled out strawberry and raspberry varieties it said were bred for consumer-centered traits of color and taste. The new products are Rosé Berries, which the company describes as “blush-colored strawberries... more »

Fall Creek begins development of blueberry nursery in South Africa

Burgert Van Dyk has joined Lowell, Oregon-based Fall Creek Farm & Nursery as regional director for South Africa, responsible for building the Fall Creek business in the region.  Under his supervision, Fall Creek will establish... more »

USDA estimates 2019 cherry crops

The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) on June 11 forecast 2019 production numbers for cherry crops. Here are the charts and summaries from NASS’ press release: Tart cherry production down 18% [caption id="attachment_21489" align="aligncenter"... more »

WSU scientists unmask humble earwig as an apple-protecting predator

Helping Northwest apple growers protect their crops, WSU scientists have found new proof that earwigs are actually valuable predators in apple orchards, rather than the creepy, crawly, apple-damaging pests they’re sometimes assumed to be. In... more »

Northwest fresh pear crop estimate for 2019 harvest announced

During the annual Pear Bureau Northwest (PBNW) meeting held in Portland, OR on May 30, industry members compiled the first official estimate of the 2019-20 fresh pear crop for Washington and Oregon. Pear growers and producers... more »

New York Apple Association earns Telly Award for TV commercial

The New York Apple Association's (NYAA) television commercial featuring New York apple growers has won a prestigious Telly Award. This premier honor recognizes video and television across all screens. The Telly Award was established in 1979 and regularly receives... more »

Oregon State University holds vineyard mechanization webinar

Pacific Northwest wine grape growers are invited to a free webinar, “Can Mechanizing Vineyard Tasks Make you Money?” led by Clark Seavert, an Oregon State University agricultural economist. The webinar will be held from 11:45... more »

Kroger recalls frozen blackberries for possible contamination

The Kroger Co. said June 10 it is recalling Private Selection Frozen Triple Berry Medley (48 oz), Private Selection Frozen Triple Berry Medley (16 oz), and Private Selection Frozen Blackberries (16 oz) manufactured by Townsend... more »


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