Fruits

Wasps are picking up in Wisconsin vineyards

As we are approaching harvest, there are a number of insects that you should prepare for as they can become problematic at harvest. These include multicolored Asian lady beetle (MALB), social wasps, and spotted-wing drosophila... more »

Pierce’s disease in grapes treated through organic bacteriophage

A Texas A&M AgriLife Research study has led to the discovery of the first curative and preventive bacteriophage treatment against the pathogen Xylella fastidiosa, which causes the deadly Pierce’s disease in grapevines. A bacteriophage therapy is a... more »

Deregulation extended for apple variety PG451 Arctic Gala

The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is extending deregulation to an apple variety, designated as PG451 Arctic Gala, developed using genetic engineering to prevent browning by Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc. Animal and Plant... more »

SweeTango launches ‘big return’ with strong fall crop

The SweeTango apple harvest is in full swing, and growers with Next Big Thing, A Growers’ Cooperative are encouraging food retailers to stock up now so they are ready to ride the club variety’s perennial... more »

Western Growers to honor Carol Chandler at the 2021 Annual Meeting

Western Growers will honor agriculture advocate, educator, philanthropist and trailblazer Carol Chandler with the 2021 Award of Honor. The Award of Honor is Western Growers’ highest recognition of achievement and is given to individuals who... more »

Advanced Farm Technologies gets $25M Series B funding round

Davis, California-based Advanced Farm Technologies Inc., developers of robotic technology for farmers, announced Sept.21 it has completed a series B investment round raising $25 million to support the company’s growth in strawberry harvesting and the... more »

A glimpse into the peach orchard of the future

Peaches, not surprisingly, pack a punch for Georgia's economy. Over 130 million pounds of peaches are produced in Georgia per year, and the Southern staple has a total farm gate value of over $71 million,... more »

Ontario apples promise great sweetness and flavor this fall

As apple harvest gets under way once again, Ontario consumers can expect great looking apples bursting with sweetness and flavor this fall. That’s due to plentiful July rains that encouraged fruit growth and hot, sunny... more »

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