Fruits

Viticulturists get online resource

The national online resource, eViticulture (eviticulture.org), offers a new resource, created by the Grape Community of Practice (GCoP) and eXtension, that is directed toward commercial viticulturists who need proven, tested information to improve their skills... more »

Light brown apple moth detected in Oregon

The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) confirmed a single detection of Light Brown Apple Moth (LBAM), marking the first time the insect pest has been found in the state. However, ODA emphasized there is no... more »

Cold temps help peach farmers clear ‘first hurdle’

Some of you may be wishing for warmer temperatures but a Central Georgia company says the frigid air may be good for business. WMAZ 13.Read the rest of the story. more »

Grant to boost eastern wine industry

Unpredictable rainfall, overly fertile soils, new varieties and a young industry -- these are but some of the challenges in producing quality wine in the eastern United States. ECNTo read more, click here. more »

Fresh and processing apple holdings down from 2010

U.S. fresh-market apple holdings of 78.5 million bushels on January 1, 2011, reflect a four-percent decrease compared to January 2010 holdings of 81.6 million bushels, and were one percent less than the five-year average of... more »

Growers in California vote down order

The California Tree Free Fruit Agreement (CTFA) recently announced the elimination of several programs and staff positions after one of the state orders was voted down by growers. California nectarine and peach grower-shippers have voted... more »

Peach trees cut down to make room for planting project

It's difficult to tell which is louder. The constant whoosh of vehicles on S.C. 160, or the whine of a chipping machine devouring tree limbs. heraldonlineTo read more, click here. more »

Finding right genes could speed up apple breeding

In the last decade or so, apple varieties – even traditional varieties like Red Delicious – have gotten better. Traits like taste and pressure have improved. Tools that weren’t available even 10 years ago –... more »


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