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Advancing crop management at Great Lakes EXPO

Growers to learn irrigation management, apple-water relations and benefits of solar technology Growers know that irrigation is one of the most important management measures during apple cultivation. Apples can be highly sensitive to water supplies... more »

Great Lakes EXPO: Emerging technology in the Ag industry

With several challenges facing growers, such as climate change, rising input costs and more, it’s important to stay up-to-date with the latest and greatest technology. During the 2023 Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market... more »

Texas Hill Country peach grower limits pests, conserves water

Clean groves, meticulous weeding and minimal spraying of harsh chemicals help Fisher & Wieser’s Das Peach Haus (F&W) remain a successful Texas peach grower. The longtime Fredericksburg, Texas, grower battles the Lone Star state’s excessive... more »

Farm Market & Agritourism: You can benefit from consumer trends, too

A handful of Extension educators with the Food, Family and Health unit contacted me and asked if I could connect them with some farmers market managers. These educators received a small grant to create a... more »

Seven takeaways from benchmark survey of markets

Penn State Extension’s Farm Markets team works with a Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP) grant from the USDA-Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS). The awarded project is titled Building Dynamic Marketplaces & Stronger Networks for Pennsylvania's Direct... more »

How much is your cider and other pressing questions

Fruit Growers News is seeking input on pricing at farm markets across the country. The farm market pricing survey seeks retail per-pound data on specific commodities in these categories: Pre-picked conventionally grown fruits and vegetables;... more »

Apple packing, selling spotlighted in Mid-Atlantic convention bus tour

Cider doughnuts and apple packing and grading were some of the highlights at this year’s Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention bus tour. Around 100 people began their convention with the pre-convention bus tour, which visited... more »

2022 Fruit + Vegetable 40 Under 40 recognized

Members of the Fruit + Vegetable 40 Under Class of 2022 were recognized for their accomplishments and  hard work at a reception at the Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable & Farm Market EXPO. A Dec. 6... 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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