Fruits

USA Pears promotes plant-based meat recipes amid shortages

Pear Bureau Northwest consistently develops fresh and innovative promotional strategies for USA Pears in a rapidly changing retail and consumer landscape. In direct response to meat shortages and higher prices throughout North America, the organization... more »

Southeast’s organic berry growers deal with diseases

Healthy plants in pleasant plantings are the best way to deal with the challenges of berry growing in the Southeastern United States. University of Georgia Associate Professor and Extension Plant Pathologist Elizabeth L. Little spoke... more »

Citing flawed USDA data, USApple joins industry in CFAP appeal

The U.S. Apple Association, joined by apple organizations across the nation, on June 16 urged USDA to reconsider growers for Coronavirus Food Assistance Program funding. According to the groups, USDA’s analysis that determined apple prices... more »

Arctic apples honors essential worker in giveaway

Summerland, British Columbia, Canada-based Okanagan Specialty Fruits, the agricultural company behind the non-browning Arctic apples, has honored Barbara Ortega, a security guard in California who has been working on the front lines to protect produce and people... more »

Texas vineyards and wineries assistance webinar June 17

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will be presenting a webinar, CARES Act: Financial Tools and Resources to Help Texas Vineyards and Wineries, on June 17. The free online event will run from 11 a.m.-noon. Participants must RSVP in... more »

Michigan SWD webinar series for growers of cherries, berries and grapes

The Michigan State Univesity Fruit Team is pleased to announce SWD Fridays!, a series of webinars geared specifically toward providing fruit growers with spotted wing drosophila information. This series begins Friday, June 19 at 12... more »

Seasonal tree fruit updates at the revised Penn IPM hotline

Penn State Extension has announced a major revision to its 1-800 PENN IPM hotline to better serve the horticultural and agricultural community. Callers may now select from a greater number of integrated pest management and... more »

Forecast production of sweet, tart cherries forecasts down

Mother Nature’s quirks, including cold snaps, are blamed for forecasted decreases in U.S. production of tart and sweet cherry varieties. The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) on June 11 released statistics for 2020 U.S.... more »


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