Fruits

Georgia blueberry growers extend assessment

Georgia blueberry growers have approved extending their state's blueberry assessment. As a result of the vote, the Georgia Agricultural Commodity Commission for Blueberries will continue for another three years. On April 24, Georgia Agriculture Commissioner... more »

IFTA Yakima Valley tour provides orchard insights

During the International Fruit Tree Association (IFTA) conference and orchard visits, participants viewed the variety of fruit training systems and crop load management programs that Washington apple growers employ. Participants visited a half-dozen farms in... more »

Pennsylvania recognizes fruit industry professionals

Chris Baugher, vice president of operations for Adams County Nursery, is the State Horticultural Association of Pennsylvania (SHAP) 2024 Outstanding Grower of the Year. Baugher received the honor during the Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention... more »

Naturipe Farms highlights sustainability on Earth Day

Berry grower Naturipe Farms is celebrating a legacy of leadership in sustainability on Earth Day, April 22. As of 2024, 28% of Naturipe Farms products are packed and/or cooled using renewable energy. This shift —... more »

Custom Agronomics acquires BioTek Ag

Custom Agronomics, a custom formulator and manufacturer of private-label liquid plant nutrition, nutrient use efficiency and other specialty products, has acquired BioTek Ag to expand its focus on nutrient use efficiency products. BioTek Ag is... more »

Carmel Valley winegrapes: Parsonage Village Vineyard

Thinning, wildlife control aid Parsonage Village Vineyard Aggressive pruning is part of staying on top of things at Carmel Valley’s Parsonage Village Vineyard that grows grapes by battling disease, weeds, wildlife damage and other obstacles.... more »

Tomato growers respond to trade dispute

Florida tomato growers contend the Mexican tomato industry won’t be able to litigate its way out of dumping charges, according to a news release from the Florida Tomato Exchange (FTE). In mid-April, in response to... more »

Lessons learned: A look at how everything farmers buy and sell is determined by others

I have been farming Michigan blueberries my entire life and my family has been farming them since 1956. I am the president of the Michigan Blueberry Advisory Committee and the manager for Kamphuis Farms in... more »

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