Pears

Tree fruit honorees: IFTA recognizes individuals

The International Fruit Tree Association (IFTA) has recognized individuals for their contributions to the horticulture industry. At IFTA’s Feb. 14 business meeting and awards session during the organization’s 67th conference in Yakima, Washington, the association... more »

Michigan fruit update released

Michigan State University (MSU) has released a seasonal fruit production update. An April 16 email outlined updates on fruit crops in a variety of regions, including Southeast, West central, Grand Rapids and Southwest Michigan.  ... more »

2024 Michigan Fruit Management Guide available

The Michigan Fruit Management Guide has been released by Michigan State University (MSU) Extension. This year’s version of the Michigan Fruit Management Guide has been released by Michigan State University (MSU) Extension. The Michigan Fruit... more »

Orchard Robotics raises $3.8 million

Orchard Robotics has raised $3.8 million in a seed round led by investor General Catalyst, and a pre-seed led by Contrary. Other investors are Humba Ventures, Soma Capital, Correlation Ventures, VU Venture Partners, Ben Taft’s... more »

Virginia fire blight infections predicted

If forecast rains materialize, Virginia Tech’s tree fruit pathology laboratory is predicting southern and central Virginia production regions will incur fire blight. “If today’s weather forecast predictions for 2 April become reality, NEWA’s fire blight... more »

Northern California Pear and Grape Field Day scheduled

Growers of grapes and pears are invited to attend this year’s iteration of the University of California Cooperative Extension’s (UCCE) Pear and Grape Field Day. The event is scheduled for May 28 in Hopland, California.... more »

FloraPulse provides real-time data on plant water needs

FloraPulse, an easy-to-install water sensor, provides accurate and low-cost water-sensing technology to farmers and researchers who want real-time data that will enable them to make quick, accurate decisions.  FloraPulse has developed a way to acquire... more »

Kevin Moffitt to step down from pear bureau

Kevin Moffitt, president and CEO of Pear Bureau Northwest, plans to step down after 35 years with the organization. Moffitt plans to relinquish day-to-day duties as of July 1, 2024. To help ensure a smooth... 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

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