Fruits

Most effective spray options identified for blueberry stem gall wasp

Blueberry stem gall wasp is a sporadic pest of blueberries that is native to eastern North America. This tiny wasp lays its eggs into young shoots in the spring, typically during bloom, and in susceptible... more »

How to assess the impact of a freeze on early fruit development

As the trees begin growth in the spring the buds begin to swell and lose the ability to withstand cold temperatures. As the buds develop, warmer and warmer temperatures (still below freezing) can damage them.... more »

Science background benefits Washington state fruit grower

April Clayton, a farmer and scientist, has a full personal and professional plate, but makes it a priority to find time to share on social media about how fruit trees are raised, carefully tended and... more »

Eric Hanson Receives NARBA 2021 Distinguished Service Award

Retired Michigan State University professor and Extension specialist Eric Hanson was recently presented the North American Raspberry and Blackberry Association's Distinguished Service Award. This award was presented during the North American Raspberry & Blackberry Association’s... more »

IFG, with 45 patented grape and sweet cherry varieties, marks 20th year

Bakersfield, California-based International Fruit Genetics (IFG), a fruit-breeding and licensing company widely recognized for inventing the Cotton Candy and Sweet Globe grapes, has reached an exciting milestone as the company celebrates its 20th anniversary this... more »

New Excalia fungicide provides early season protection for apples

Nufarm, in partnership with Valent Canada, has announced the arrival of Excalia, its newest horticulture fungicide registered for the control of scab and powdery mildew in apples and suppression of rhizoctonia crown and root rot... more »

Blueberry, caneberry production in vertical farms aided by AeroFarms, Hortifruit deal

AeroFarms, a certified B Corporation and leader in vertical farming, and Hortifrut S.A., a certified B Corporation in Chile and a global business platform leader in berries marketing, distribution and production, announced March 30 a... more »

New headquarters brings ribbon-cutting for Wish Farms

International grower and year-round marketer of strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries, Wish Farms, recently cut the ribbon on its new headquarters in Plant City, Florida. The ceremony commemorated the official move in to Wish Farms’... 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

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

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