Fruits

IFG showcases table grape breeding with field days

After a three-year hiatus due to pandemic travel restrictions, International Fruit Genetics LLC (IFG), the world’s largest table grape breeder, welcomed nearly 300 international licensees, marketers and retail representatives in July and August for the... more »

Advisory panel to look at Mexican exports to the U.S.

U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai is not pursuing an investigation into claims that Mexico was “export targeting” Florida farmers, but said she will “pursue avenues” to assist southeastern U.S. produce growers. The U.S. Trade Representative’s... more »

Florida agency publishes Hurricane Ian damage estimates

The latest report shows Hurricane Ian caused up to $1.8 billion in losses to Florida agriculture production and infrastructure. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) released the report on Oct. 24. While... more »

USHBC releases supplier database

The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council has a new supplier database platform for companies seeking blueberries. The supplier database is designed for foodservice professionals, food manufacturers, processors and importers from outside the U.S. that are looking... more »

FruitScout adds to board, receives agtech recognition

FruitScout, a leader in computer vision for agriculture and precision crop load management, has appointed Bryan Wilson to its board of directors. Wilson has 35 years of experience across the agricultural chemical manufacturing, crop inputs... more »

Industry innovations, best practices among topics for fruit growers at EXPO

For successful crop management, growers must address climate change and invest in proper equipment to prevent disease, according to presentations at the upcoming 2022 Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market EXPO. In addition, growers... more »

High tunnel grapes thrive in tough locations

Researchers are pursuing a project initiated during a 2018 Michigan State Ag Innovations Day to evaluate the potential for high tunnel warm-season winegrape cultivar plantings. The goal is to confirm that winegrape quality and yield... more »

Powdery mildew presses high tunnel winegrapes

Michigan State University researchers have found that grapes protected by high tunnels produce phenomenal yields compared to unprotected vines, but growers must be vigilant for powdery mildew. Greg Lang, an MSU tree fruit specialist, told... more »

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