Fruits

Washington and Oregon pear growers vote to continue marketing order

On April 25, USDA announced the results of the recent vote among Oregon and Washington’s pear growers on whether to continue their federal marketing order program for Northwest pears.The continuation of Federal Marketing Order 927... more »

Maintaining the integrity of IPM while battling the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

Pennsylvania tree fruit growers have embraced the principles of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) since the late 1960s and early 1970s. By one definition, IPM is the “utilization of all suitable techniques and methods in as... more »

Shoreline Fruit receives ag processing renaissance zone approval

Shoreline Fruit, a grower, processor and marketer of premium cherry products and other dried fruits, announced that Gov. Rick Snyder approved the establishment of an Agricultural Processing Renaissance Zone (APRZ) for the expansion of Shoreline... more »

Invasive moths cause concern for grape growers

Pheromone traps can be seen around the Healdsburg area in the ongoing effort to detect and eradicate several economically important invasive moth species. The Healdsburg PatchRead more of the story here. more »

Palisade fruit farms protected

As the pink promise of peach blossoms spreads across the Palisade area this week, one of the top fruit-growing areas in the Rocky Mountain region has a new guarantee that fruit growing will continue, despite... more »

Stink bug hits Mid-Atlantic apples hard

Mid-Atlantic apple growers lost $37 million last year from damage caused by the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB), according to an estimate released April 12 by the U.S. Apple Association.The damage estimate was developed at... more »

Robots on the farm

Commercial farms of the future may be staffed by robots that will identify, spray and pick individual pieces of produce from plants, even when their targets are grapes, peppers and apples that are as green... more »

Washington apple crop projected to be largest ever

The Washington apple industry is on a pace that will make the 2010 crop its largest ever. Based on projections of the number of packed boxes each remaining bin of fruit will yield, total shipments... 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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