Fruits

MSU Extension award honors development of research station

West Central Michigan Horticultural Research Inc. (WCMHR), the non-profit responsible for the development and oversight of the West Michigan Research Station, has received the MSU Extension Key Partner Award. “The MSU Extension team has been... more »

Florida, southeast growers assess Hurricane Ian damage

Florida growers are surveying damage to crops and property, following Hurricane Ian’s deadly landfall. Ian’s winds and rains caused massive human and property losses and harmed a variety of crops, from citrus to zucchini squash.... more »

Illinois farm and food groups join for Everything Local Conference

Focused on delivering an unprecedented opportunity to build the local food and specialty crops supply chains, three Illinois organizations teamed up to create the From Food to Flowers: Everything Local Conference. The event, the largest... more »

CiderCon 2023 returns to Chicago with full slate of activities

Registration is open for the American Cider Association’s CiderCon 2023 in Chicago. The event, Jan. 31-Feb. 3, includes tours, tastings, educational workshops and demos. Registration is online; early rates last through Oct. 22. After a... more »

Symposium offers latest in berry health research

While the 9th Biennial Berry Health Benefits Symposium (BHBS) was postponed in 2021 due to COVID-19, berry research on health has continued through the pandemic and will be presented at the event in 2023. The symposium will... more »

USDA to seek bids for fresh apple purchases

The U.S. Department of Agriculture plans to purchase fresh apples for distribution to various food nutrition assistance programs. Typically, that includes school meal programs, the in-school Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, commodity supplemental food programs... more »

Dozens of Congressional leaders ask for action on spotted lanternfly

More than 40 members of Congress are calling on the U.S. Department of Agriculture to take “immediate steps” to eradicate the spread of spotted lanternfly (SLF) – which was recently discovered for the first time in... more »

Climate change could spread brown marmorated stink bugs

A foul-smelling, voracious, wide-spread pest could become even more ubiquitous with climate change. A recent modelling study found that changing weather could increase suitable habitat for the brown marmorated stink bug in the United States... more »

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From the orchard to TikTok

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Texas conference helps growers battle pests, weeds

Tart cherry industry seeks brand protections

PickTrace labor management expands services

USDA specialty crop, organic insurance expands

Michigan blueberry growers absorb latest tips

New small fruit specialist joins MSU

UF evaluates grapes for Florida winemaking

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