Fruits

Chelan Fresh’ Rockit apples now available year-round

Rockit miniature apples will now be available year-round, Chelan Fresh announced recently. Due to growing consumer demand for Rockit apples, Chelan Fresh launched a large-scale marketing campaign to showcase Rockit apples’ qualities, according to a... more »

Bee Vectoring expands into Midwest as blueberry growers come on board

Bee Vectoring Technologies announced three new deals with Michigan blueberry growers to use BVT’s natural precision agriculture system in the current growing season. According to a news release, these deals show continuing momentum of BVT’s... more »

MSU nixes Viticulture Field Day for week-long online webinars

In place of Viticulture Field Day, Michigan State University will have Viticulture Field Week online. This will be a week of webinars from 12-1 p.m. during July 27-31, 2020. More information to come. more »

USA Pears promotes plant-based meat recipes amid shortages

Pear Bureau Northwest consistently develops fresh and innovative promotional strategies for USA Pears in a rapidly changing retail and consumer landscape. In direct response to meat shortages and higher prices throughout North America, the organization... more »

Southeast’s organic berry growers deal with diseases

Healthy plants in pleasant plantings are the best way to deal with the challenges of berry growing in the Southeastern United States. University of Georgia Associate Professor and Extension Plant Pathologist Elizabeth L. Little spoke... more »

Citing flawed USDA data, USApple joins industry in CFAP appeal

The U.S. Apple Association, joined by apple organizations across the nation, on June 16 urged USDA to reconsider growers for Coronavirus Food Assistance Program funding. According to the groups, USDA’s analysis that determined apple prices... more »

Arctic apples honors essential worker in giveaway

Summerland, British Columbia, Canada-based Okanagan Specialty Fruits, the agricultural company behind the non-browning Arctic apples, has honored Barbara Ortega, a security guard in California who has been working on the front lines to protect produce and people... more »

Texas vineyards and wineries assistance webinar June 17

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will be presenting a webinar, CARES Act: Financial Tools and Resources to Help Texas Vineyards and Wineries, on June 17. The free online event will run from 11 a.m.-noon. Participants must RSVP in... more »


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