Pears

Spreadsheet tool allows growers to evaluate chemical thinning applications

Chemical thinning is a critical annual apple orchard practice, and the most stressful and difficult practice to implement. Over time, new approaches to cropload management have been developed, and they have been receiving a lot... more »

MSU publishes Michigan regional fruit reports

Here are Michigan's regional fruit reports for April 7, courtesy of Michigan State University Extension.West MichiganWeather. A bit similar to 2014, spring is slow to arrive in 2015. Fruit growers tend to be pleased with... more »

Drones seen as a method to manage fruit production

Attached to an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), a thermal camera can record differences in soil heat with the presence of water – one of the major benefits of using visible color imagery in agriculture applications.... more »

Talkin’ Shop: Climate change

Fruit Growers News recently asked its readers: How are you adapting to the changing climate? Some of the responses appeared on Page 47 of the April issue. The full list of responses is below. In... more »

PSU: Learn from 2014 fire blight epidemic

For those of you who heard my fire blight presentation at the Mid­-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention and/or heard my talks during the 2015 winter meetings, you may be experiencing a sense of déjà vu…... more »

Refine plant growth regulator receives registration

Fine Americas, a manufacturer and marketer of plant growth regulators for the fruit industry, recently announced the federal Section 3 registration of its new Refine plant growth regulator. Refine features the active ingredient naphthaleneacetic acid... more »

IFTA hands out annual awards

The International Fruit Tree Association (IFTA) recently convened in Halifax, Nova Scotia, for its 58th Annual Conference and Tours. During the conference, IFTA recognized industry leaders in four different categories.Extension Award. The Outstanding Extension Worker... more »

Growers will have to adapt to changing weather patterns

Last year was Earth’s warmest since 1880, according to NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The two agencies recently announced that Earth’s average surface temperature has warmed by about 1.4˚ F since... more »

Current Issue

Cover image of Fruit Growers News (FGN) July 2024 issue.

Talking tech: New app innovations aid growers

Smart tech wipes out pests: The latest trends in spraying automation

New Geneva rootstocks to help apple growers with size, yield, disease

Georgia peach success: Pearson Farm’s six generations find orchard happiness

FIRA preview: Tree fruit tech options abound at ag robotics conference

Fresh Views: Grapevine disease management tackled

Farm Market & Agritourism: Insights from the 2023 farm markets survey

National Plant Diagnostic Network

 

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