Special events scheduled for Great Lakes EXPO

The 2011 Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable & Farm Market EXPO includes many special events. Here are some of them. Midwest Pickle Association, Pickle & Pepper Research Committee (members only) Tuesday, Dec. 6, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.... more »

Fruit growers have a lot to learn at the 2011 Great Lakes EXPO

This year’s Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market EXPO will offer a variety of educational sessions and special events. There should be something of interest for everyone attending. The 2011 EXPO is scheduled for... more »

Dealing with flooded berry fields

Record-breaking rains in the East have left many berry growers with unmarketable crops. What had been shaping up to be a decent season for fall raspberries and day-neutral strawberries has quickly turned into a bad... more »

U.S. apple crop expected to be average this year

The size of the U.S. apple crop in 2011 will be 227.5 million bushels. That’s the estimate the U.S. Apple Association (USApple) came up with Aug. 19, during its annual Apple Crop Outlook & Marketing... more »

Research continues at English facility

Modern apple growers owe their livelihoods to East Malling Research (EMR). That was one of the refrains heard over and over again during the International Fruit Tree Association’s (IFTA) tour of England, The Netherlands and... more »

Researchers studying blueberry splitting

USDA researchers and a university colleague have found several factors involved in blueberry splitting, a significant problem that can cause losses of $300 to $500 per acre. Splitting and cracking occur in southern highbush and... more »

Fruit spurred growth of organic farming movement

If the U.S. organic farming movement has a father, many would point to J.I. Rodale. In 1947, Rodale founded what became known as the Rodale Institute to “study the link between healthy soil, healthy food... more »

Hurricane Irene fruit crop damage not as bad as feared

Fruit growers in the Eastern United States seem to have been spared much of the damage that was feared from Hurricane Irene when it came to land Aug. 27 and 28.So far, FGN has learned... more »

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