Fruits

Stink bug population continues to multiply

The brown marmorated stink bugs that took a $37 million bite out of the mid-Atlantic's apple crop last year have awakened from winter hibernation, mated and morphed into a possibly larger threat to farmers and... more »

Washington could see third-largest apple crop

Put a larger-than-normal asterisk after the number of boxes of apples growers are expected to harvest for fresh sale this fall. Yakima HeraldTo read more, click here. more »

One dead from E. coli outbreak traced to Oregon strawberry farm

An E. coli outbreak traced to fresh strawberries picked from a farm in Washington County has killed one person and sickened at least nine others, Oregon health officials said Monday. Fox NewsRead more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/08/08/1-dead-from-e-coli-outbreak-traced-to-oregon-strawberry-farm/#ixzz1UYHdh4Hc more »

Washington state sweet cherry growers to vote on marketing order

USDA announced that Washington state sweet cherry growers will vote Nov. 5 through Nov. 18, on whether to continue their federal marketing order.A continuance referendum must be held once every six years. Growers who produced... more »

First spotted wing Drosophila trapped in a commercial fruit crop

A single spotted wing Drosophila (SWD) has been trapped in a commercial Michigan fruit crop. This first detection in a crop field for the 2011 growing season occurred a full two months earlier than our... more »

Post-harvest sprays for cherry leaf spot

Cherry leaf spot is the most important fungal disease of tart cherry in Michigan. The leaf spot fungus Blumeriella jaapii infects leaves with symptoms first appearing on upper leaf surfaces as small, purple spots. As... more »

Farmers fear illegal-labor crackdown

If you buy strawberry Häagen-Dazs ice cream, Steve Sakuma says, there’s an 80 percent chance that you’re going to get his berries, which are grown on some of the richest black soil in America, in... more »

Mexico reopens markets to peaches from Southern U.S.

An agreement signed earlier this year by the U.S. and Mexican governments has allowed sweet, juicy Southern peaches to be sold in grocery stores south of the border for the first time in 17 years.Farmers... more »

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