Peaches

Peach growth stages and critical temperatures in Alabama

Every spring season, peach growers in Alabama have concerns about the occurrence of potential frost or freeze events and the potential damage to the growing peach crop. To help predict the outcome of an early... more »

Sun World names Jennifer Petersen as executive VP and chief science officer

Bakersfield, California-based Sun World International LLC has appointed Jennifer Petersen as executive vice president and chief science officer, CEO & President David Marguleas announced recently. In this new leadership position, she will oversee all activities,... more »

New WSU lab to study evolving bacterial foes of tree fruit

In bad years, microbial disease heavy hitters like fire blight and X-disease phytoplasma cost apple, cherry, and pear growers hundreds of millions of dollars nationally in lost fruit as well as treatment and removal of infected... more »

Michigan Tree Fruit Commission views 2022 funding requests

The Michigan Tree Fruit Commission’s (MTFC) 2022 call for projects received 21 funding requests from Michigan State University’s (MSU) five, off-campus, research stations. The requests include funding for equipment, equipment repairs/upgrades, new orchard establishment and... more »

Sun World expands footprint in North America

Sun World International LLC (Sun World) announced Dec. 29 it has added a stone fruit marketer and two importers to its panel of North American licensees. These include stone fruit marketer, Trinity Fruit, and licensed... more »

New, revised guides from WSU Extension: Spray Nozzle Curriculum, and more

The latest free guides from Washington State University (WSU) Extension include a new training curriculum aimed at tree fruit growers and other agricultural producers, as well as a study materials form for spray users and... more »

Cevya fungicide from BASF gets approval for use in California

California grape, tree fruit, pome and stone fruit growers can now use Cevya fungicide from BASF after it received registration from the state’s Department of Pesticide Regulation. Cevya fungicide delivers strong disease control against powdery... more »

Sun World promotes Melillo to vice president of grower support services

Sun World International LLC has appointed Michele Melillo to the new position of vice president of Grower Support Services. Melillo recently managed the company’s agronomic support activities. In his new leadership position, he will oversee... more »

Current Issue

May 2022 issue of Fruit Growers News

IFG adds cherry focus to influence industry progression

Growers feel fertilizer, input cost crunch

Research station trees boosted by Michigan group

Grower, researcher look at the viability of FruitScout

Texas vineyard succeeds in hostile growing climate

Farm Market column: Project shows markets are essential businesses

Ag Labor Review column: Heat is on to keep protecting workers on the farm

Notes From the Farm column: Apparel upgrades, reader questions keep one busy

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