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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 »

Two branded apple varieties gain consumer momentum

The latest Nielsen dataset* indicates that Cosmic Crisp and Autumn Glory apples are gaining momentum with consumers. Both varieties led the national apple category in percentage growth of dollars and pounds for the three months... more »

Blueberry growers cite good timing to help pass immigration reform

The Farm Workforce Modernization Act (H.R. 1603) was approved in the House last week with bipartisan support. The votes came just as growers and industry stakeholders from the North American Blueberry Council were participating in... more »

CMI Orchards sees strong sales of branded apples, including Envy and Jazz

Wenatchee, Washington-based CMI Orchards recently announced strong branded apple sales growth for several of its brands. According to a news release, Jazz apples have jumped into the second position for branded apple sales across the... more »

Shippers to retailers: ‘Consumers want more SweetTango’

Poised to begin the second half of their marketing season, SweeTango apple growers across North America are advising their best retailers to stock up to meet continued strong demand from the variety’s passionate consumer fans.... 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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