Fruits

Relaunch of USHBC Monthly Blueberry Retail Sales Data set

In 2020, as part of our renewed commitment to delivering strategic value to the industry, the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC) published weekly reports summarizing blueberry retail sales performance. Industry member reactions to these reports... more »

In story of blueberries and bees, scientists play matchmaker

Every single blueberry is the result of a flower that was pollinated by a bee. In other words: No buzz, no berry. With that in mind, it’s no wonder blueberry growers bring in hives of... more »

Cornell apple breeder named National Academy of Inventors Fellow

For her work in developing new varieties that foster the growth of the apple industry, the National Academy of Inventors recently awarded the distinction of NAI Fellow to Susan Brown, Herman M. Cohn Professor Agriculture... more »

New book from experts about sweet cherry production available

A new book about sweet cherry production is available. This new book provides comprehensive coverage of the history, genetic improvements, production physiology of growth and cropping, orchard establishment and management, and harvest considerations for sustainable... more »

Bipartisan letter sent in support of Michigan blueberry growers and fair trade

Congressman Bill Huizenga, R-Michigan, and Congressman Dan Kildee, D-Michigan, sent a bipartisan letter Dec. 21 to the International Trade Commission (ITC) Chairman Jason Kearns on behalf of Michigan blueberry growers and their families. Currently, the... more »

Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act passed

On Dec. 21, Congress passed permanent federal excise tax reform for the nation’s cideries, meaderies, wineries, breweries and distilleries. The tax reform measures for alcohol producers were originally introduced on a two-year basis in 2017... more »

Arctic apples announces new products in 2021

Summerland, British Columbia-based Okanagan Specialty Fruits (OSF), developer and grower behind the Arctic apple, has announced the launch of its new, individually sized 2 oz. package. In addition to the new, more conveniently sized package,... more »

$4.8M multi-state effort aims for easier bud-counting

For years, Cornell University’s Terence Robinson has advised growers to count buds on their apple trees and prune with a specific number of buds in mind. His pitch goes like this: Growers can increase revenue... more »


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