Wanted: More Cranberries. Call Today.

Ocean Spray is looking for more cranberries, either produced by its existing 600 or so growers who own the cooperative company or by other growers who’d like to join the co-op and the growing market... more »

Summer Pruning, Done Right, Is Quite Effective on Apples

There are many elements, pros and cons that go into the decision to summer prune apples. There are some rules for applying this practice to make it a positive experience, because otherwise the grower may... more »

What Effects Will Shrinking/Disappearing Extension Budgets Have for Your Farm?

(Editor’s note: Our question drew a huge response. We had to settle for a sampling in Fruit Growers News and present others here). We, as a food processing company, rely heavily on Extension to provide... more »

Getting Started with a Food Safety Audit

Before you decide to pay $92 an hour or more to have an auditor visit your farm or packing facility, you need to lay a lot of groundwork. Ninety-two dollars per hour is what the... more »

The Right to Farm Right

Back in the 1970s, after 20 years of urban sprawl born from a new interstate highway system, people started thinking farmers were somewhat of a nuisance, with their dust and noise and odors and such.... more »

Ultor Insecticide Registered

Ultor insecticide from Bayer CropScience was recently registered for use by EPA for control of sucking insects such as aphids, mealybugs, psylla and scales on pome fruits, Christmas trees and hops.Kevin Adam, insecticide product manager... more »

Pheromone-Based Approaches To Managing Pests

Many fruit growers are making pheromone-based mating disruption the foundation of their pest management programs. An estimated 500,000 acres worldwide, including nearly 175,000 acres in North America, are treated with pheromone to control codling moth... more »

Not Many Have Been Able To Grow Them

When Anthony Owens started on the path to growing apples organically, he was part of a group of growers who decided to collaborate and take a shot at it. Now, eight years later, he has... more »

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