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Mexico’s High Desert Apple Orchards Fuel Warm Thoughts

Travelers come in two types, I’ve noticed. There are the critical types, who don’t see much good in the way other folks do things. They compare everything they see, unfavorably, to what they left back... more »

Virus Found in New York, Michigan

After causing a stir six years ago, plum pox virus (PPV) laid low while government officials conducted mopping up operations in Pennsylvania and Ontario. Then, within a month this summer, PPV was found in New... more »

Sweet Cherry Grower Makes Harvesting Go More Efficiently

The Dalles is a great place to raise sweet cherries. With rich volcanic soils to grow in, the Cascade Mountains to shield against rain, few major pests to deal with and the Columbia River for... more »

Oregon Sweet Cherry Grower Goes Fresh

Sweet cherry growers in The Dalles, Ore., have an advantage growers in other regions lack: they’re in the rain shadow of Mount Hood. “The mountain blocks westerly moisture that comes in,” David Cooper said. “For... more »

Lured by Good Market, Mexican Growers Battle Harsh Conditions

Mexico shows its least attractive face to Americans entering from above its northern border. Not only do we carry in our memories the televised images of illegal immigrants sneaking through the deserts of the Southwest,... more »

Kurt Weber Takes Helm at Michigan State Hort Society

The Michigan State Horticultural Society’s top position is changing hands once again. Kurt Weber will replace Mike Wittenbach as MSHS president in December, during the Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market EXPO in Grand... more »

Adams County Looks at Platforms for Mechanization

Adams County, Pa., with its long history of fruit culture, in many ways epitomizes what is right and what is wrong with fruit production in the United States today. So it seems appropriate that Adams... more »

Group Steps Up Its Marketing Efforts with Urban Bogs

Cranberry bogs sprang up out of nowhere in New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles last month, and disappeared after a few days. It wasn’t a case of spontaneous generation or some freak cranberry harvest.... more »

Illinois Orchard Draws from Chicago Suburbs

The “Jonamac” in Jonamac Orchard doesn’t just stand for the apple variety, even though the orchard grows plenty of them. It also stands for Johnson-McArtor, the last names of the two families that have owned... more »

Guthion Use Set To End Sept. 30, 2012

The decision by EPA in mid-November to phase out all remaining uses of azinphos methyl (Guthion) by Sept. 30, 2012, will hit various sectors of the fruit industry differently. Three Michigan State University entomologists, speaking... more »

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

Talking tech: New app innovations aid growers

Smart tech wipes out pests: The latest trends in spraying automation

New Geneva rootstocks to help apple growers with size, yield, disease

Georgia peach success: Pearson Farm’s six generations find orchard happiness

FIRA preview: Tree fruit tech options abound at ag robotics conference

Fresh Views: Grapevine disease management tackled

Farm Market & Agritourism: Insights from the 2023 farm markets survey

National Plant Diagnostic Network

 

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