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Nominations for Young Apple Leaders sought by USApple

The U.S. Apple Association (USApple) is seeking nominations for its USApple Young Apple Leaders program. Young apple growers who are at the start of their career through approximately age 35 are eligible to participate. Those involved in apple p... more


Minnesotan honored for developing native Midwest elderberries

he berries are often used for jam, jellies or pies.


Washington state apple pesticide residue study released

Since 2011, the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission (WTFRC) has conducted annual trials to evaluate pesticide residues on Gala apples. This year, researchers applied seven insecticide/acaricides and five fungicides with a Rears airblast spra... more


Winegrape grower Winiarski named to California Hall of Fame

California Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. and First Lady Anne Gust Brown, in partnership with the California Museum, said Nov. 14 Warren Winiarski will be inducted into the 11th class of the California Hall of Fame. Recognized for his global effort... more


Intuity fungicide registered for grape botrytis, powdery mildew

Valent U.S.A.'s Intuity fungicide has been registered in the U.S. and California for botrytis control and powdery mildew suppression in wine grapes. A new tool for PCAs, crop advisors and growers to use throughout the season, Intuity keeps grapes cle... more


No pesticides near schools, day cares in California

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) has adopted new rules to further protect young students from pesticide exposure. The rules, which take effect on January 1, 2018, regulate the use of agricultural pesticides near schools and lic... more


Michigan location set for Restricted Use Pesticide Workshop

A Restricted Use Pesticide Workshop for private and commercial applicators will be held Tuesday, Dec. 12, at the Berrien County MSU Extension office, 1737 Hillandale Road, Benton Harbor, Michigan. Registration, along with refreshments begin at 8:3... more


Disease-resistant apples perform better than old favorites

You may not find them in the produce aisle yet, but it’s only a matter of time before new disease-resistant apple cultivars overtake favorites like Honeycrisp in popularity, according to a University of Illinois apple expert. “I know eve... more


Farmington Fresh a U.S. provider of sliced Opal brand apples

Farmington Fresh, a provider of fresh sliced apples, oranges, pears, and other fruits and vegetables to the food service industry and retailers, has reached an agreement with FirstFruits Marketing of Washington to be the exclusive U.S. provider of sl... more


Methyl bromide’s departure draws USDA appeal

USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) will make funding available to research new, environmentally-friendly pesticides, and innovative tools and strategies to replace methyl bromide, an older treatment for pests. Methyl Bromide ... more



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