Fruits

Pear Bureau Northwest names Harris Teeter Retailer of the Year

Pear Bureau Northwest (PBNW) presented the award for 2019 Pear Retailer of the Year to Harris Teeter. Presented on the show floor of the 2019 PMA Fresh Summit, the award is based upon tactics devoted to... more »

Georgia Farm Bureau funds plant pathologist to study blueberry disease

A plant pathologist at the University of Georgia Tifton campus is using a grant from the Georgia Farm Bureau to study a bacterial disease that is harming the state’s blueberry crops. Jonathan Oliver, an assistant... more »

Combating new grape pests and raspberry mulch trials discussed at 2019 GLEXPO

Two researchers in the northern U.S. are researching new pests local growers are seeing in grapes. At the Grape Session during the 2019 Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market EXPO, Heather Leach and Christelle... more »

Labor, trade issues continue to hurt Washington state farmers

While trade disputes and labor costs continue to affect Washington agriculture, Wenatchee-based McDougall & Sons co-owner Scott McDougall said the situation could get worse. At a Farm Hall hosted by the Washington Policy Center, McDougall said that annual increases in... more »

Compac, BBC Technologies show off high-tech fruit sorters

A trio of sorting technologies are new at PMA Fresh Summit this year. Compac’s new UltraView inspection module maximizes Spectrim’s grading performance, according to a press release from TOMRA, and BBC Technologies introduces LUCAi software,... more »

Blueberry grower, former USHBC council member Monterde dies at 77

Blueberry grower and former U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC) council member Luis Melvio Monterde died Sept. 26 at age 77 in Lumberton, Mississippi. Born Feb. 19, 1942, in... more »

Driscoll’s up for AgWater Challenge

Fresh berry brand Driscoll's recently announced its participation in the AgWater Challenge to help its agricultural communities manage natural resources in a collaborative way. The partnership reinforces Driscoll’s commitment to water stewardship as well as supporting... more »

Washington State Wine grant program builds research

The Washington State Wine Commission will launch a competitive grant program in 2020 to expand its reach and support of viticulture and enology research. The new program establishes the means to encourage scientists, regardless of... more »


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