Ice can save your blueberries during a freeze

When the mercury drops below freezing, blueberry growers may want to try turning on the sprinklers, said Mark Longstroth, a small fruit Extension educator with Michigan State University (MSU).Like other plants, blueberries responded to the... more »

California cherries get new marketing order

The California Cherry Marketing and Research Program has replaced the California Cherry Advisory Board (CCAB) as the marketing order for the state’s sweet cherry industry.The transfer of responsibilities took place in early April, after a... more »

Migrant housing plan sparks a lawsuit

Plans to improve housing for migrant workers in Benzie County have erupted into charges of racism. A fruit grower wants to reuse a motel that sits vacant in the Village of Elberta.Since the beginning of... more »

Effort to save Palisade farms bearing fruit

Many of the peach and wine-grape orchards you see today in the Palisade, Co. area will be around for your grandkids and great-grandkids to enjoy.Thanks in part to the work of the Mesa Land Trust,... more »

MSU launches reformatted blueberry website

The MSU Blueberry Team has moved to a new format for information delivery, the Michigan Blueberry Facts website. The MSU Blueberry Team faced a dilemma in 2011. Grant funding for the MSU Blueberry Newsletter had... more »

Warm winter has S.C. strawberries ready for picking

The unusual weather pattern of warm days and a even dip in temperatures has hastened the local fruit season by two to three weeks, growers say.Strawberries are already being picked and are for sale. Peaches,... more »

Maryland farm owned by same family since 1902

There are several things Nathan Milburn credits for the continued success of Milburn Orchards, the family farm that has been in Elkton, Md., since 1902. Besides continued support from grower organizations, the strength and will... more »

Cider mill and market open door to diversification

When Jay Jollay approached his wife, Sarah, with an idea for a new cider mill operation, she liked it. She just worried the plan was a little too grand. He envisioned a complete cider operation... more »

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