Fruits

Farm bill funding boosts pest projects

USDA recently announced $57.9 million in funding, provided by the 2014 Farm Bill, to support project suggestions from across the country to prevent the introduction or spread of plant pests, diseases and pathogens, as well... more »

NYAA’s work keeps apples in front of consumers

New York Apple Association is keeping the state’s apples top of mind with consumers at a non-traditional time of year for apples, using a range of outreach activities in early 2015.“This time of year, in... more »

Winter damage likely to Pennsylvania berries

The question that seems to be on every berry grower’s mind is how much winter injury occurred this winter. This, of course, depends on the crop.StrawberriesI expect that we will see injury in some locations,... more »

Michigan Cider Association holding weeklong event

The newly formed Michigan Cider Association (MCA) and Michigan State University Extension are pleased to announce one of Michigan’s first cider weeks to be held in Grand Rapids, Michigan, April 6-12. This weeklong event includes... more »

Mid-Atlantic a great place to grow organic apples, peaches

Organic fruit growing in the mid-Atlantic region can be successful and profitable with careful study and planning.There are natural features in the mid-Atlantic that offer nearly ideal conditions for growing high-quality organic fruit. The climate... more »

U.S. apple holdings up from last year

Fresh apple holdings on March 1, 2015, totaled 79.1 million bushels, a 28 percent increase from the same time last year (61.9 million bushels) and 37 percent above the five-year average (57.9 million bushels), according... more »

Bayer consolidating fungicide brands

Bayer CropScience has announced the consolidation of the Ballad Plus and Sonata fungicide brands into a single brand: Sonata fungicide. The patent-protected Sonata product is based on a unique strain of Bacillus pumilus (QST 2808),... more »

Honeycrisp: A case of mistaken identity

Honeycrisp is arguably the most popular new apple cultivar around. Its exceptionally crisp and juicy texture set it apart from its competitors. According to breeders’ records, Honeycrisp resulted from a cross between Macoun and Honeygold... more »

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