Fruits

FDA meeting focuses on data and tech for food safety

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is seeking ideas on how the agency can leverage data and technology to advance food safety. The FDA is asking stakeholders to participate in an April 24 virtual and... more »

Grant Holley to lead Wisconsin cranberry group

Grant Holley is the new executive director of the Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association (WSCGA). Holley succeeds Tom Lochner, who was in the position for 35 years. Holley will join the WACGA in Wisconsin Rapids... more »

2024 Michigan Fruit Management Guide available

The Michigan Fruit Management Guide has been released by Michigan State University (MSU) Extension. This year’s version of the Michigan Fruit Management Guide has been released by Michigan State University (MSU) Extension. The Michigan Fruit... more »

MSU grape spring meeting focuses on season prep

Michigan State University Extension’s (MSU) grape spring kick-off meeting is scheduled to help growers prepare for the 2024 growing season. The meeting is scheduled for April 19 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the... more »

Biofungicide Mevalone approved for use in California

Sipcam Agro USA has launched biofungicide Mevalone in California. The fungicide has been used by grape growers in the U.S. and Europe for several years to manage bunch rot (Botrytis) and powdery mildew on wine,... more »

Proper maintenance aids orchard irrigation systems: Rivulis

Planning is key for running efficient irrigation systems. In the world of farming, investing in orchards and permanent crops is like planting seeds for long-term success — think a decade or even up to 50... more »

UC strawberry study looks at growing costs, returns

A new study can help estimate costs and potential returns for growing strawberries on California’s Central Coast. The University of California (UC) Agriculture and Natural Resources, UC Cooperative Extension (UCCE) and the UC-Davis Department of... more »

April apple storage up

Fresh and processing apple inventories are reported higher this April from the previous April, according to an April 10 report from the U.S. Apple Association. Every state except for Michigan and West Virginia reported storage... more »

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