Grapes

ProducePay partners with table grape grower on direct-to-retail supply chain program

ProducePay starts first direct-to-retail supply chain program First direct-to-retail supply chain program started by ProducePay ProducePay is partnering with a table grape grower to start what ProducePay calls the fresh produce industry’s first-of-its-kind direct-to-retail supply... more »

Farm Credit salutes California Fresh Fruit Association growers

Every summer, people around the country enjoy luscious fruits like apricots, table grapes, kiwis, peaches and plums. Because California is the nation’s largest producer of those commodities, there’s a high chance the fruits were grown... more »

Southwest Michigan Viticulture Field Day activities set

The 34th Annual Southwest Michigan Viticulture Field Day will include information on autonomous technology, late-season pest and disease management and other topics. The annual event is July 26 at the Southwest Michigan Research and Extension... more »

Irrigation to be focus of July 21 WSU Smart Vineyard field day

Precision irrigation sensors and technologies to mitigate heat stress are scheduled to be on display at the Washington State University’s Smart Vineyard field day. At the field day, scheduled for July 21 from 10 a.m.... more »

Vision-guided herbicide sprayer senses pesky weeds

Precision spraying has reduced total herbicide use for row crop operations compared to broadcast applications, without negatively impacting weed control or crop fitness and yield. Determining how these systems work in perennial crops, including fruits... more »

Spotted lanternflies in crosshairs of USDA working group

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has introduced a strategic plan to battle spotted lanternflies, pest that harms many fruit, vegetable and nut crops. USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Spotted Lanternfly Strategic Planning... more »

Spotted lanternfly seminar scheduled for June 13

A free webinar on the spotted lanternfly (SLF) will cover known and anticipated effects on grape, wine and agritourism businesses. The one-hour session begins at noon Eastern June 13. Julie Urban, associate research professor in... more »

Fruit specialists tackle extreme weather issues

North American Extension specialists are offering their expertise in three webinars designed to help growers confront changing weather patterns that threaten fruit crops. The third season of the North American Virtual Orchard Meetups will focus... more »

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