Fruits

Blackberries’ use separates fruiting, vegetative walls

The old standard two-wire trellis has been replaced on most commercial blackberry farms in Kentucky by newer systems. One of the latest is the swing arm trellis at Eckert’s Boyd Orchard at Versailles, Kentucky. The... more »

Cider contest win good news for Brown’s Orchard

Winning a regional cider contest was a bittersweet cap to the growing year for Brown’s Orchards and Farm Market. The Brown family grows on 216 acres in what cider manager Brett Krosse calls “the rolling... more »

WSU marketers count down to Cosmic Crisp launch

Marketers are counting down for the fall 2019 launch of the Cosmic Crisp apple variety. Their mission? To boldly go where no apple has gone before. Pink Lady, the first apple with a trademark, debuted... more »

Cornell/USDA rootstock program reimagines how apples are grown

Bite into an apple, and you’re tasting the fruit of scientific progress with deep roots. Apple-growing operations over the past half-century have undergone a stark transformation. Large, stately trees have given way to diminutive ones... more »

Ben Benson retires after 37 years at Groth Vineyard & Winery

After 37 years of farming at Groth Vineyard and Winery in Oakville, California, Ben Benson has announced his retirement. Founders Dennis and Judy Groth hired Benson in 1982 as the winery’s first employee. For 37... more »

New Jersey peach council elects new directors

New Jersey Peach Promotion Council welcomes three new board members, Erica Shiles, Bonnie Lundblad and Matt Duffield. Shiles is a fourth-generation family farmer on F & R Grasso, in... more »

Robert Dickey named 2019 Georgia Farmer of the Year

Crawford County peach farmer Robert Dickey has been named the 2019 Georgia Farmer of the Year. A fourth-generation farmer, Dickey manages approximately 1,000 acres of peaches and 3,000 acres of timberland with the help of... more »

Arrigoni product protects against rain, insects in cherries

Cherry cultivation is one of the most complex and delicate crops. Like other fruits such as kiwi, peach or plum, it can suffer important negative effects from excessive rainfall, increasingly common in the season of... more »


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