Equipment

More Blueberry Farms Use Machines for Harvest

Who picks the blueberries? More often, machines do. Grand Rapids Press more »

Mo. Wineries Expect Tiny Harvest

A combination of the Easter freeze and hungry birds has left Missouri's wineries predicting a tiny harvest this year and big economic losses. Associated Press more »

Raker Shortage, Frost Threaten Blueberry Crop

A shortage of migrant farm workers and the threat of early frost have some of Downeast Maine's wild blueberry growers worried as this year's harvest winds down. The Ellsworth American more »

Apple Harvesting is About to Start

Thanks to a warm dry June, followed by an adequate amount of rainfall in July, New York apple growers are eagerly looking forward to harvesting an above-average crop this year. Press Sun Bulletin more »

Singles Group Pairs Farmers Looking for Companionship

Farm life can be rewarding, but it isn’t exactly “Sex and the City.” The rural lifestyle has been known to put a crimp in more than one social life. That’s where Singles In Agriculture comes... more »

Apple growers want trees grown in two seasons

There’s a horse race of sorts going on in Washington apple orchards, and the two top horses are Allan Brothers and Auvil Fruit Company. The horses deny there’s a race, but the fans know better.... more »

Battle to eradicate plum pox continues in three states, Canada

The battle to rid North America of the plum pox virus, first detected in Pennsylvania in 1999, is proceeding unabated in the four areas where it has been found. The burden imposed on growers by... more »

Larger Central Valley Raisin-Grape Harvest Expected

The raisin-grape harvest will start in about a week in the Central Valley, and most expect a jump in production. Central Valley Business Times more »

State Blueberry Harvest Sets Record

Washington state's blueberry harvest will total an estimated 20 million pounds, up from 19 million pounds harvested in 2006. Business Journal more »

Branches Become Mini-Trunks for Sweet Cherries

In a new experimental orchard in Prosser, Wash., and in cooperating orchards throughout the state, sweet cherry trees are being planted at a slant and then bent near horizontal and fastened tight to a trellis... more »

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Cover image of Fruit Growers News (FGN) July 2024 issue.

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