Fruits

RosBREED 2 halfway toward improved parent plants

Apple cultivars with ancient genetic resistance to the industry’s scourge of fire blight, and peaches with a consumer-friendly texture are just two of many targets that researchers with the RosBREED... more

Apple crop forecast in line with averages

This year’s U.S. apple crop is sizing up to be on par with the five-year average, giving industry experts hope for a positive marketing climate. The foreca... more

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Economists report on impact of wildfires on wine industry

Due to numerous inquiries about how the wildfires will affect the wine industry and wine and grape markets, University of California economists James ... more »

California winegrape growers issue statement on wildfires

The California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) issued a statement Oct. 10 in which it said it "is saddened by the loss of lives, structures an... more »

Nufarm announces its new herbicide, Grapple

Nufarm Americas this week rolled out a new herbicide, Grapple. With the active ingredient rimsulfuron, Grapple offers outstanding broad-spectrum pr... more »

‘We are resilient,’ say Napa Valley Vinters

The Napa Valley Vinters trade association said Oct. 11 that despite wildfires destroying lives and vineyards, the area is strong and resilient. "The... more »

Labels for Pindar GT herbicide granted for Southeast

Pindar GT herbicide by Dow AgroSciences is now registered for use on bearing apples and peaches in the Carolinas, and apples in Virginia. Fruit pr... more »

Winegrape industry rallies in face of devastating wildfires

The California winegrape industry is assessing damages from wildfires in key growing areas of the state. Crop insurance tips and disaster relief measu... more »

Organic growers tally wish lists for new farm bill

Organic growers say they’re more than a niche of the agriculture market, and the group appears to be getting Washington’s attention as they lobby ... more »

MSU programs helps Michigan grow to more than 100 wineries

A Michigan State University program, whose seeds were planted almost 50 years ago, has helped shape winemakers who are making their mark at universiti... more »

Marathon finishers to receive Michigan apples

Michigan apples will be distributed at the finish line of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon for the second year. The Michigan Apple Committee (MAC... more »

Mexican fruit growers claim U.S. smuggling in apples

A news organization in Mexico is reporting the Union of Fruit Growers for the State of Chihuahua says 200 tons of U.S. Golden Delicious apples were sm... more »


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