Fruits

More than one way to grow apples in South Tyrol

With about 8,000 people growing apples in Italy’s South Tyrol province, it’s hard to pinpoint a “typical” grower. But visiting the farms of Stefan Klotzner and Kurt Komiss – as the International Fruit Tree Association... more »

California to hold agritourism summit on April 8

Visiting a farm to pick fruit is a fun family activity and an exciting way to teach kids how food is grown. The money spent by farm visitors also helps keep farmers in business. As... more »

Intrexon purchases Okanagan Specialty Fruits

Intrexon Corporation, a synthetic biology company, today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Okanagan Specialty Fruits (OSF), the agricultural company behind the Arctic apple, the world’s first non-browning apple. Through the acquisition,... more »

Industry reacts to ‘Dirty Dozen’ list

The Environmental Working Group released Feb. 25 its list of what it identifies as the most pesticide-contaminated fruits and vegetables, according to its new analysis of U.S. government data.According to a news release, apples, peaches... more »

Returning to the birthplace of apples in North America

The International Fruit Tree Association is holding its 58th Annual Conference in Canada's eastern province of Nova Scotia, where apples were first grown in North America. Larry Lutz of Scotian Gold Cooperative laid out some... more »

Michigan Spring Peach Update scheduled for March 10

The 2015 Michigan Spring Peach Update will be held Tuesday, March 10, at the Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center near Benton Harbor, Michigan, with registration starting at 8 a.m. and the program starting at... more »

FMC launches Fracture fungicide

FMC Corp. is launching Fracture fungicide, a broad-spectrum, biological fungicide labeled for the prevention and control of powdery mildew, botrytis and brown rot blossom blight. Fracture is a patented fungicide labeled for use in the... more »

TKI acquires norflurazon assets from Syngenta

Tessenderlo Kerley Inc. (TKI) has purchased the herbicide assets of norflurazon (Solicam) from Syngenta Crop Protection.The product will be managed by NovaSource, the crop protection business unit of TKI.Solicam is used for control of grass... more »

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