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IFTA study tour highlights New Zealand growers

New Zealand growers and industry representatives showcased the country’s tree fruit production amenities during the International Fruit Tree Association’s 2018 Study Tour and Conference in February. Tour participants witnessed early apple harvests in the Hawke’s... more »

Penn State bilingual workshop covers fruit trees pruning, GAP

Penn State Extension in April offered a practical field training for Spanish-speaking growers and... more »

New study explains antibiotic resistance in apple, pear disease

When humans get bacterial infections, we reach for antibiotics to make us feel better faster. It’s the same with many economically important crops. For decades, farmers have been spraying streptomycin on apple and pear trees... more »

Fostering wild bees for orchard pollination

Be nice to wild bees: They live near your farm and go to work without being asked. Native pollinators are a force for good in Michigan orchards, and although they don’t draw paychecks, there is... more »

Honeybee management in tree fruit orchards

Most people in agriculture understand the crucial role cultivated honeybees play in the production of specialty crops across the country, particularly in the tree nut and tree fruit industries of the West Coast. Without a... more »

Rainier Fruit targets yoga enthusiasts for sales

Rainier Fruit, a leading producer of organic and conventional apples, pears, cherries, and blueberries recently announced a partnership with Wanderlust, the world's largest producer of yoga lifestyle events. Rainier Fruit will be the presenting healthy... more »

Pear Bureau Northwest celebrates national nutrition months

Throughout the months of February and March, Pear Bureau Northwest (PBNW) will be focusing promotional efforts on the importance of maintaining a nutritious diet and healthy lifestyle.The efforts will take a multi-channel approach through retailer... more »

Jet Harvest Solutions hires Pacific Northwest sales rep

Florida-based ag products company Jet Harvest Solutions has expanded its sales team with the hiring of Matthew Ohl in the Pacific Northwest. Ohl will operate out... more »


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