Fruits

Michigan Craft Beverage Council shares 2020 Grape and Hop Inventory results

The results of the 2020 Michigan Grape and Hop Inventory are promising for Michigan’s craft beverage industry. There are 3,375 wine grape acres in Michigan maintained by 257 farms, and 670 hop acres maintained by... more »

With the beginning of Florida blueberry season comes new UF/IFAS variety

As April starts this week, we enter the Florida blueberry season and the sweet taste that comes with the fruit. You can pick them yourself or buy them from the store or market. Recently, the... more »

Holland joins University of Wisconsin fruit team

Leslie Holland is the new University of Wisconsin (UW) Extension fruit pathologist. She joined the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Plant Pathology and the UW Fruit Team in August 2020. Leslie... more »

Researchers ponder presence of cranberry false blossom

Cranberry growers are seeing a reemergence of a disease that was a serious problem in the early 1900s but rarely observed after about 1940. Cranberry false blossom nearly decimated cranberry production in some U.S. cranberry... more »

Mitigating grapevine trunk diseases: Using a new approach of a fungicide applied via drip paired with cultural practices

{Sponsored} The challenge of the grapevine trunk disease (GTD) complex present a problem unlike any others faced by grape growers. Most diseases they see are visible to the naked eye before they get out of... more »

New Minnesota apple triumphs over scab disease

The University of Minnesota’s apple breeding program has released its latest apple cultivar, MN80, to be marketed as Triumph. MN80 has been released to nurseries for propagation, and growers can place orders for trees to... more »

USDA modifies handling regulation for Oregon and Washington pears

The USDA announced March 24 a final rule modifying the handling regulation for pears grown in Oregon and Washington. This action decreases the maximum acceptable pressure for Beurre D’Anjou pears shipped throughout the United States... more »

Picking platforms prove their worth in the race to get fruit off trees

New Zealand-based T&G Global is pulling out all the stops to harvest apples this season, welcoming eight new state-of-the-art automated picking platforms as part of its commitment to provide a safe and productive workplace. With... more »

Current Issue

Kansas peach grower puts focus on high-density output

FGN’s 60th Anniversary: Tree fruit rootstocks evolve over decades

Pear rootstocks for replant in presence of armillaria

Cover crops show effects on iron deficiency in pear

USHBC recognizes grower Tom Bodtke, other blueberry industry leaders

Technology highlights at IFTA show commercial potential

Autonomous sprayer available for orchards

Hybrid use puts Regev in ‘game-changer’ mode

Farm Market column: ‘Delighting’ the online customer ideal marketers’ goal

Notes from the Farm column: Taking out an old tree while navigating credit card scams

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: Through good times and bad, neighbors help each other

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