Fruits

Michigan apple growers respond to crises with resilience

For generations, farmers have dedicated their lives to producing food day in and day out, to feed their neighbors, friends, strangers.  Through good and bad times, people always need food, and farmers continue to work... more »

‘The Business of Blueberries’ podcast: Episode 1 now available

The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council is offering a new podcast: The Business of Blueberries." "We’re excited to announce the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council's (USHBC) new podcast, “The Business of Blueberries,” is now available!," a news... more »

Peach quality, prices good for Texas producers

Peach producers in the Hill Country, Texas, are reporting good quality and good demand despite an odd winter and remaining COVID-19 restrictions, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Jim Kamas, AgriLife Extension fruit... more »

Report: $100M expansion possible for Ontario produce growers

A report from the Toronto-based Greenbelt Foundation estimates Ontario produce growers could expand their farm-gate revenue by as much as $100 million. Ontario's "$2.2 billion fruit and vegetable sector," according to a news release from Greenbelt, includes... more »

Low-cost spray program for tart cherry diseases shared

Some growers have been inquiring about reducing input costs for tart cherries, and this article is intended to be used as a guide to help with season-long decision-making. The following guidelines were generated from price... more »

Machine harvest workshop for fresh market blueberries set for June 15

Oregon State University's Wei Yang will make an online presentation about using the over-the-row machine harvester for harvesting fresh market blueberries. With the challenges of harvesting labor and the ongoing pandemic, we face an unprecedented... more »

Four irrigation system options for blueberry fields

The best type of irrigation approach for blueberry fields depends on what the grower wants from the irrigation system. Mark Longstroth, Michigan State University (MSU) Extension small fruit educator, presented tips for effective irrigation of... more »

Blueberry irrigators look for exact combinations

If it’s not wet, there’s not much fruit that you will get. That could serve as the mantra of Mark Longstroth, Michigan State University (MSU) Extension small fruit educator, who presented tips for effective irrigation... more »


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