Fruits

Michigan Apple Committee announces 2019 research funding

The Michigan Apple Committee (MAC) board approved funding for 2019 research projects at their March board meeting. Research is an important part of MAC’s mission. “Members of the MAC Board of Directors select growers to serve... more »

USDA plans to buy $15 million of US tart cherries

Michigan Congressman Jack Bergman recently delivered news to Michigan cherry growers that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) plans to buy $15 million of U.S. tart cherries. This purchase will provide urgent support to tart... more »

Driscoll’s worker health and safety program recognized

Berry industry heavyweight Driscoll’s had its worker health and safety program recognized at an international event. Driscoll’s was awarded the best Health and Safety Labor Program globally at the 2019 Sedex Awards, held in London,... more »

Naturipe Farms names innovation and sustainability director

Naturipe Farms has announced the appointment of Janis McIntosh as Director of Marketing Innovation and Sustainability. A 14-year Naturipe veteran, McIntosh’s expertise in the design and development of innovative... more »

San Antonio Wholesale Produce Market featured on Viva Fresh tour

The fifth annual Viva Fresh Produce Expo will start April 25 with a great opportunity for growers, wholesalers and distributors to tour the San Antonio Wholesale Produce Market... more »

University of Florida offers Stone Fruit Field Day on April 30

Stone fruit is a term used for fruit like peaches, nectarines, and cherries that have a single seed or “stone” in them. All of these fruit normally require a much greater cold period in the... more »

Michigan Apple Committee board elects officers

The Michigan Apple Committee Board of Directors elected new officers at their March 28 meeting. Mark Youngquist of Kent City was elected chair, Michael Dietrich of Conklin was elected vice chair and Damon Glei of... more »

T&G Global claims ‘world’s first commercial robotic apple harvest’

T&G Global is claiming the ‘world’s first commercial robotic apple harvest’ in a post on the company website. The harvest at T&G’s “home operations” in New Zealand’s Hawkes Bay orchards comes four years after working... more »


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