Equipment

Pomesters name Schaefer Fruit Man of the Year

Michigan Pomesters recently named Jim Schaefer its 2016 Fruit Man of the Year. Schaefer, owner and president of Storage Control Systems (SCS) in Sparta, Michigan, is “very passionate about what he does. We can all... more »

Wash your hands with soap and water

The single most important thing produce growers, pickers and handlers can do to prevent the spread of foodborne illness is wash their hands. It can reduce foodborne illness by as much as 80 percent, and... more »

John Deere unveils 2016 Gator XUV 825i Special Edition

John Deere is offering a new special edition Gator utility... more »

Net Irrigate launches new xProxy remote monitoring solution

Net Irrigate announced the launch of its new xProxy remote monitoring solution. Providing continuous monitoring and real-time mobile updates on industrial machine statuses, xProxy can be easily configured to send specific, customizable messages to multiple recipients through... more »

Over-the-row harvester can work with high-density tart cherries

Michigan State University (MSU) researchers have been working on an evolving technology since 2008, which is leading to a new method of harvesting tart cherries planted in high-density systems. Ron Perry, a professor of horticulture,... more »

Some 1.8 million pounds of apples lost in weekend wildfire

Chelan Fruit, a cooperative of 300 Washington state growers, was devastated by weekend wildfires, the biggest hit being to what is called Plant 1 of its facilities.The Seattle Times has more: Although some orchards had... more »

USApple announces ‘Buy an Apple, Help a Student’ campaign

This fall, supporting school causes will be as easy as taking a bite out of your favorite apple – thanks to a seasonal consumer education campaign the U.S. apple industry has created to fund classroom... more »

Grape berry moth update: Late-season pressure lower in 2015

Recent sampling of southwest Michigan vineyards indicates a lower pressure of grape berry moth than last season, but there are still regions in southwest Michigan with locally high infestations that should be controlled to prevent... more »

Jon Clements: IFTA Study Tour 2015 recap

Along with approximately 140 other lucky IFTA members, I had the good fortune to attend the IFTA Study Tour to Washington July 15-17, 2015 which visited orchards in the Columbia Basin area of southern Washington... more »

Washington apple crop estimate good sign for exports

The Washington State fresh apple crop estimate, released on Aug. 6, predicts that the 2015-16 harvest will be 125.2 million boxes. This would be the third largest crop in history and down 10.5 percent from... more »

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May 2022 issue of Fruit Growers News

IFG adds cherry focus to influence industry progression

Growers feel fertilizer, input cost crunch

Research station trees boosted by Michigan group

Grower, researcher look at the viability of FruitScout

Texas vineyard succeeds in hostile growing climate

Farm Market column: Project shows markets are essential businesses

Ag Labor Review column: Heat is on to keep protecting workers on the farm

Notes From the Farm column: Apparel upgrades, reader questions keep one busy

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