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Michigan Spring Peach Update scheduled for March 10

The 2015 Michigan Spring Peach Update will be held Tuesday, March 10, at the Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center near Benton Harbor, Michigan, with registration starting at 8 a.m. and the program starting at... more »

Arysta, Platform deal becomes official

Platform Specialty Products has completed its previously announced acquisition of Arysta LifeScience for approximately $3.51 billion.According to a news release, Wayne Hewett, president and CEO of Arysta LifeScience, has become Platform’s president, joining Martin E.... more »

APHIS deregulates Arctic Apples

USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has deregulated two apple varieties that are genetically engineered (GE) to resist browning.Arctic Golden and Arctic Granny – part of the “Arctic” line of apple cultivars developed... more »

South Tyrolean growers cooperate to survive

South Tyrol’s apple industry gives new meaning to the word “cooperative.” Members of the International Fruit Tree Association (IFTA) saw that firsthand in November during a tour of the Italian province, which is nestled in... more »

Supermarkets reshape the global apple industry

When talking about “megatrends” in the world apple industry, Peter Beaven started with supermarkets. Beaven, president of the World Apple and Pear Association, spoke during the Interpoma conference in Bolzano, Italy. With other speakers, he... more »

Big Washington apple crop brings marketing challenges

Can Washington state’s apple industry come close to successfully marketing 2014’s record crop of 155 million 40-pound-boxes? The consensus is resoundingly positive, based on comments made during the state’s largest gathering of growers, packers, shippers... more »

Raspberry council seeking nominees

USDA is seeking nominations for the National Processed Raspberry Council.The council is composed of 13 members and 13 alternates, which consists of six producers and alternates from states producing a minimum of 3 million pounds... more »

U.S., China apple agreement goes both ways

All apple varieties produced in the United States will soon gain access to the Chinese market, and Chinese fresh apples will soon gain access to the U.S. market.The agreement was announced Jan. 26, after bilateral... more »

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FGN February 2021

Florida breeding seeks regionally-adapted peach rootstocks

Sweet cherry evolution a decades-long journey

Growers’ group builds own research facility

Low-tech strategies for fighting frost shouldn’t be ignored

Southeast growers turning to soil moisture sensors

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: Biden appointees face task of working with ag sector

Notes from the Farm column: Assess equipment to make farm operate better

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