Fruits

RosBREED 2 halfway toward improved parent plants

Apple cultivars with ancient genetic resistance to the industry’s scourge of fire blight, and peaches with a consumer-friendly texture are just two of many targets that researchers with the RosBREED... more

Apple crop forecast in line with averages

This year’s U.S. apple crop is sizing up to be on par with the five-year average, giving industry experts hope for a positive marketing climate. The foreca... more

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North American raspberry, blackberry group to meet

The North American Raspberry & Blackberry Conference will be held Feb. 21-24 in Ventura, California – a prime vacation destination and a major b... more »

New York City marathon runners get SnapDragon apples

Over 50,000 SnapDragon apples were handed out as a post-run energizing boost for the New York City Marathon runners this past weekend.  The SnapDrago... more »

Report: Washington Apple Commission overpaid contractor

According to an Oct. 28 story in the Yakima Herald, the Washington Apple Commission overpaid $573,182 to a contractor that submitted invoices with “... more »

Group salvaging winegrape raisins after Napa wildfires

Wine country wildfires have ravaged California, but one group is salvaging unharvested winegrapes and packaging them as raisins. Segassia Vineyard ... more »

Sustainable Ag Expo to address ag labor shortage

In its 12th year, the Sustainable Ag Expo, a multi-day educational conference and tradeshow, will address a number of emerging topics surrounding sust... more »

Shoreline Fruit recalls select chocolate covered products

In cooperation with the GKI Foods recall of dark chocolate products due to an undeclared milk/dairy allergen, Traverse City, Michigan-based Shoreline ... more »

Driscoll’s calls #BerryTogether campaign an emotional success

Berry giant Driscoll’s is calling its national #BerryTogether campaign a success in creating a more emotional connection with consumers. The prog... more »

Stargus fungicide by Marrone labeled for use on grapes

Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI) a provider of bio-based pest management and plant health products for agriculture, turf and ornamental and water treatme... more »

Michigan wine industry contributes $5.4 billion to economy

The Michigan Grape & Wine Industry Council has published the results of an economic impact study confirming what members of the industry have long... more »

Blueberry grower solves bird problem with laser technology

A new automated laser provides successful bird deterrent results after a few months of use at a blueberry farm in Jefferson, Oregon. Since adopting th... more »


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