Fruits

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 »

Hearings set for cherry amendments

Public hearings will be held to receive evidence on proposed amendments to the marketing order that regulates the handling of tart cherries grown in Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Utah, Washington state and Wisconsin.Three amendments... more »

Grape commission gets grant to fight invasive pests

The California Table Grape Commission has been awarded a USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) Technical Assistance for Specialty Crops (TASC) grant for a three-year project in the amount of $363,500 for research on invasive pests... more »

Next-generation winemakers: Jenny Wagner

When Jenny Wagner and her brothers, Charlie and Joey, were growing up, wine was always on both their mom’s and dad’s tables. Wagner, who is now 23, said she was allowed sips of wine at... more »


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