Fruits

USDA’s Ibach tours California’s Central Valley

U.S. Department of Agriculture Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs Greg Ibach spent Thursday, June 6 in the Fresno area touring fresh produce operations and talking to industry members. International trade pressures, combatting pest... more »

Botrytis on the rise in grapes in San Joaquin Valley, California

Botrytis is a well-known disease in most grape growing regions around the world. Normally botrytis is associated with bunch rot, but under the right conditions it can cause damage in other parts of the plant.... more »

Study: Horticultural oil best applied after peach trees have been pruned

Using horticultural oil sprays as an integrated pest management (IPM) strategy to control San Jose scale in peach trees can be an effective alternative to chemical applications, and University of Georgia researchers have found that... more »

T&G Global brings US grown blueberries to Vietnam for the first time

The first pallet of Californian blueberries (192 trays), grown under T&G’s Orchard Road brand, is on its way from Los Angeles International Airport to Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam city this week. The company expects multiple... more »

Fresh apple holdings down 7% from 2018

U.S. Apple Association's  eighth - and final -survey  report on the 2018 apple crop. shows this year’s fresh apple holdings on June 1, 2019, totaled 27.6 million bushels, 7% less than the inventories reported for... more »

‘Unfair’ cherry imports from Turkey may face anti-dumping action

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, on June 7 applauded another positive step forward to protect Michigan’s cherry industry from unfair trade practices by... more »

Michigan Apple Board appointees attend first meeting

Kimberly A. Kropf and Caleb J. Coulter attended their first Michigan Apple Committee meeting on June 4. Governor Gretchen Whitmer had earlier appointed them to the Michigan Apple Committee Board of Directors back in April.... more »

New Jersey stone fruit season outlook ‘peachy’

A glowing crop projection for the 2019 peach marketing season came from the New Jersey Peach Promotion Council (PPC) during a recent Demarest Farms annual ‘cookout bash for food retailers, distributors and other purveyors of... more »


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