Fruits

Pennsylvania apple growers take on stink bugs

The Pennsylvania Apple Marketing Board announced that it is taking an aggressive stand against the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) by funding a critical early field research program. The Board approved $50,000 to fund a... more »

Inspire Super Fungicide approved for use on pome fruit, grapes

Syngenta Crop Protection received approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the use of Inspire Super fungicide on pome fruit and grapes. Inspire Super combines two active ingredients, difenoconazole and cyprodinil, to provide growers... more »

Early spring could hurt region crops

Fruit growers are watching the weather warily, as unseasonably warm February temperatures could coax peach trees and blueberry bushes into early blossom - and a late-winter freeze could jeopardize this year's crop. The Augusta ChronicleRead... more »

Cherry farms under fire by the EPA

Congressman Greg Walden, R-Ore., said changes in proposed federal rules for pesticide usage could reduce, in just one example, 108 acres of farmable land in Oregon to just 10 acres. The Dalles Chronicle.Read more of... more »

Cherry project launches website

In order to remain competitive in the global market, the world’s biggest sweet cherry producers have banded together to drive innovation along the entire production chain. The molecules-to-market project, called “A total systems approach to... more »

Grower tests fruit as a viable cash crop

Peach trees will soon be growing in the fields surrounding one Crescent City vineyard. Palatka Daily NewsTo read more, click here. more »

Moffitt appointed World Apple and Pear Association president

Kevin Moffitt, president and CEO of Pear Bureau Northwest, has been named president of the World Apple and Pear Association (WAPA). Moffitt has been actively involved with WAPA since its inception, most recently serving a... more »

Judge orders mediation for SweeTango dispute

The two parties in the SweeTango legal dispute have been ordered to mediate their differences.On Feb. 4, Judge Lloyd Zimmerman of Minnesota’s Fourth Judicial District dismissed most of the claims filed against Pepin Heights Orchard... more »


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