Fruits

California OK’s Syngenta’s Miravis Prime fungicide

Miravis Prime fungicide – developed by Syngenta for broad-spectrum disease control in grapes and other specialty and vegetable crops – was recently registered for use in California, according to a release from the company. [caption... more »

Twig blossom blights in Michigan blueberries need attention

We are three weeks past the May 9, 2020, freeze that hit southwest Michigan. Growers have been evaluating flowers for freeze injury. Besides damage to blossoms, we see dead shoot tips and damage to the tips of... more »

New York Apple Association earns Gold and Silver Telly Awards

The New York Apple Association’s (NYAA) series of videos featuring New York apple growers and Kelly Springer, registered dietitian for NYAA have won two prestigious Telly awards. The New York Apple Association is pushing the... more »

2020 Caneberry Pricing Survey conducted by universities, NARBA

Researchers at North Carolina State University, in collaboration with the North American Raspberry & Blackberry Association and the University of Arkansas are conducting a survey to learn more about caneberry pricing and retail strategies for... more »

Jim Allen, former president and CEO of New York Apple Association, retiring

Jim Allen, vice president of marketing for New York Apple Sales, will be retiring on June 26. Allen has been with NYAS since February 2017. According to a news release, Allen has been in the... more »

ITC to track foreign cherry imports at urging of Michigan senators

Democratic U.S. Senators from Michigan Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters announced May 29 the U.S. International Trade Commission will begin tracking foreign imports in order to accurately measure the impact of trade on Michigan’s tart... more »

Blueberry growers need to focus on anthracnose fruit rot as bloom ends

Early in the season, blueberry growers focus on controlling mummy berry shoot blight. During early bloom, the focus shifts to controlling the blossom infection phase of mummy berry. Mummy berry blossom sprays target blooms soon after they open to... more »

Clemson’s Ksenija Gasic awarded Godley-Snell Award for Excellence

For her work leading a team of scientists focusing on developing high-quality, disease-resistant peach varieties, Clemson University associate professor Ksenija Gasic was awarded the 2020 Godley-Snell Award for Excellence in Agricultural Research. Gasic, who works... more »


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