Fruits

USDA dissolves marketing orders

USDA announced March 25 that it would terminate the marketing order programs for California nectarines and peaches.From Jan. 12 to Feb. 2, three separate referenda were conducted. Under the terms of the marketing orders, growers... more »

Wise named Fruit Man of the Year

The Michigan Pomesters recently named Michigan State University pest management researcher John Wise Fruit Man of the Year.“He is a very detail orientated person, but can still keep the overall ‘big picture’ in sight,” said... more »

Frost fans help west Michigan fruit growers protect crops

When apples popped out of trees at record levels in 2009, local farmers reaped not only high yields, but more hard-to-establish markets to sell the fruit. The Grand Rapids PressTo read more, click here. more »

North Carolina strawberry season begins soon

Strawberries, one of spring's first fruits to ripen, will soon be ready at nearly 200 farms across North Carolina. According to the North Carolina Strawberry Association (NCSA), this year's crop is expected to be early... more »

Peach harvest hopes up

Following a two-week wait-and-see period, Gillespie County fruit growers seem to be -- in the words of one producer -- “pleasantly surprised” that no great damage was done to the 2011 peach crop by a... more »

The 56th Annual Fruit Crop Guesstimate

The 56th Annual Fruit Crop Guesstimate, sponsored by the Michigan Frozen Food Packers Association, will be held June 22, 2:30 p.m., at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids, Mich.The guesstimate provides a forum for growers, processors,... more »

Penn State: Looking at copper use, resistance management

Mid-March is the perfect time to start taking certain actions that can have major effects in the apple scab, fire blight and bacterial spot disease situation in your orchard this year. Here, I discuss my... more »

EPA asked for action in stink bug pesticides

Apple and peach growers in seven states this year would be allowed to use an insecticide currently not permitted in orchards to fight crop damage from brown marmorated stink bugs, if scientists are able to... more »


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