Letters of support for Michigan Apple Referendum

Fruit Growers News has received several letters regarding the upcoming Michigan Apple Referendum. A few were printed in the February issue (page 39), but not all of them could fit. Here's all of them:As a... more »

New York has plum pox on the run

New York state’s stone fruit growers are breathing a little easier, now that the state is closer to being free of plum pox. Darrel Aubertine, the state’s agriculture commissioner, recently announced that state inspectors have... more »

Retractable-roof greenhouse protects sweet cherries

The gift of a retractable-roof greenhouse could be the first step toward a new method of protecting fruit from weather extremes. In spring 2012, Cravo Equipment, a company based in Ontario, Canada, donated one of... more »

Rely 280 herbicide in short supply

Bayer CropScience anticipates a shortage of the active ingredient (glufosinate) in Rely 280 herbicide in 2013. In the short term, demand for the active ingredient will continue to increase more rapidly than manufacturing capabilities can... more »

Adams County Nursery hires Jerry Frecon

Jerry Frecon has accepted a part-time consulting position with Adams County Nursery (ACN), Aspers, Pa. Frecon has served the New Jersey fruit industry for the past 31 years as an agricultural agent and county department... more »

2012 insect activity and its effects on 2013 fruit management programs

Our review of the entomological impacts of the 2012 weather continues with a pest of many tree fruit crops, the obliquebanded leafroller. Apple growers have dealt with this pest on a regular basis for many... more »

Northwest Orchard & Vineyard Show Jan. 21-22

The 2013 Northwest Orchard and Vineyard Show is scheduled for Jan. 21-22, and will be held at the Grand Traverse Resort in Acme, Mich. Registration opens at 8 a.m., and the cost for both days... more »

California lifts European grapevine moth quarantine in four counties

California state and federal agricultural officials are lifting the European grapevine moth (EGVM) quarantine in Santa Clara, Nevada, and Santa Cruz counties, and a portion of Sonoma county. This action is the result of progress... more »

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