Fruits

Michigan SWD webinar series for growers of cherries, berries and grapes

The Michigan State Univesity Fruit Team is pleased to announce SWD Fridays!, a series of webinars geared specifically toward providing fruit growers with spotted wing drosophila information. This series begins Friday, June 19 at 12... more »

Seasonal tree fruit updates at the revised Penn IPM hotline

Penn State Extension has announced a major revision to its 1-800 PENN IPM hotline to better serve the horticultural and agricultural community. Callers may now select from a greater number of integrated pest management and... more »

Forecast production of sweet, tart cherries forecasts down

Mother Nature’s quirks, including cold snaps, are blamed for forecasted decreases in U.S. production of tart and sweet cherry varieties. The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) on June 11 released statistics for 2020 U.S.... more »

Michigan apple growers respond to crises with resilience

For generations, farmers have dedicated their lives to producing food day in and day out, to feed their neighbors, friends, strangers.  Through good and bad times, people always need food, and farmers continue to work... more »

‘The Business of Blueberries’ podcast: Episode 1 now available

The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council is offering a new podcast: The Business of Blueberries." "We’re excited to announce the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council's (USHBC) new podcast, “The Business of Blueberries,” is now available!," a news... more »

Peach quality, prices good for Texas producers

Peach producers in the Hill Country, Texas, are reporting good quality and good demand despite an odd winter and remaining COVID-19 restrictions, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Jim Kamas, AgriLife Extension fruit... more »

Report: $100M expansion possible for Ontario produce growers

A report from the Toronto-based Greenbelt Foundation estimates Ontario produce growers could expand their farm-gate revenue by as much as $100 million. Ontario's "$2.2 billion fruit and vegetable sector," according to a news release from Greenbelt, includes... more »

Low-cost spray program for tart cherry diseases shared

Some growers have been inquiring about reducing input costs for tart cherries, and this article is intended to be used as a guide to help with season-long decision-making. The following guidelines were generated from price... more »


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