Fruits

April declared ‘Michigan Wine Month’

April has been declared “Michigan Wine Month” to honor our state’s wide selection of quality wines and the wine industry’s significant contribution to the economy, Gov. Rick Snyder said.The number of wineries in the state... more »

Talkin’ Shop: Climate change

Fruit Growers News recently asked its readers: How are you adapting to the changing climate? Some of the responses appeared on Page 47 of the April issue. The full list of responses is below. In... more »

Northwest Michigan Winegrape Spring Kick-off meeting April 10

Mark your calendars to attend the Northwest Michigan Winegrape Spring Kick-off meeting on Friday afternoon, April 10 at the Northwest Michigan Horticulture Research Center, 6686 S. Center Hwy, Traverse City, MI 49684.The program includes a... more »

Fresno State Vineyard Mechanization & Sensing Workshop April 25

Wine and raisin grape growers and managers won't want to miss the Fresno State Vineyard Mechanization & Sensing Workshop at Fresno State on Saturday, April 25. The Department of Viticulture and Enology has a great... more »

Mid-Atlantic fruit has potential for hard cider production

In the literature covering hard cider production apples are typically classed as either ‘dessert’ or ‘true cider’ apples. Despite this dichotomy, some ‘dessert’ varieties are reported to be useful for cider.A recent study reported tannin... more »

PSU: Learn from 2014 fire blight epidemic

For those of you who heard my fire blight presentation at the Mid­-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention and/or heard my talks during the 2015 winter meetings, you may be experiencing a sense of déjà vu…... more »

West Michigan apple farming looking better than last spring

Last year was tough on Michigan crops. The brutally long, cold winter then cool summer made it tough on fruit growers in particular. 2015 is looking much better.“We have ten to twenty times the number... more »

Penn State fruit field day to be held July 9

The Penn State Fruit Research and Extension Center Field Day will be held July 9. Registration will begin at 12:30 p.m., and the program will start at 1 p.m. and conclude with a chicken barbecue... more »

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