fruit breeding

A Q&A with New Jersey peach experts from Rutgers University

When it comes to producing peaches, New Jersey, with help from Rutgers scientists, does its part in keeping up with the competition. The round, slightly furry tree fruit is commercially produced in roughly 20 states. New... more »

Fruit society honors Arkansas fruit breeder John Clark

Arkansas blackberry and fruit breeder John Clark has been honored for his breeding efforts. The American Pomological Society (APS) awarded Clark, distinguished professor of horticulture with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, the... more »

Tool for developing new sustainable apple varieties published

An international team of scientists, among whom researchers from Wageningen University & Research Centre published the week of June 5 a high quality genome sequence of apple in the journal Nature Genetics. The publication of the... more »

Obituary: James Moore

James N. Moore, who in 1964 established the fruit breeding program within the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, died Jan. 22. He was 85. “Jim had a passion for horticulture and was a... more »

Plant IP protection program to host first US workshop

The CIOPORA Academy, a specialized training and certificate program for Intellectual Property (IP) protection in the field of horticulture, will host its first U.S.-based workshop Sept. 8-9 in Watsonville, California, at Driscoll’s Cassin Conference Center. The... more »

Another lawsuit targets UC’s strawberry breeding program

For the second time in as many years, the University of California’s (UC) strawberry breeding program finds itself the subject of a lawsuit. This time around, the lawsuit was filed by California Berry Cultivars (CBC),... more »

UC Davis faces lawsuit over breeding technology

Two scientists have filed a lawsuit against the University of California, Davis (UC Davis). California Berry Cultivars, a company co-founded by former UC Davis scientists Douglas Shaw and Kirk Larson, along with A.G. Kawamura, filed... more »

RosBREED prioritizes disease resistance

The focus of RosBREED 2, a program to produce better-tasting fruit that resists storage problems and other challenges, is disease resistance. A $10-million, five-year grant from USDA is driving the wide-ranging national fruit-breeding project. The... more »

Breeding techniques will improve in the search for superior traits

As part of its Grow Ahead: The Future of Fruits & Vegetables series, Fruit Growers News questioned several fruit breeders about what their trade might look like 50 years or even 100 years from now,... more »

Current Issue

Fruit Growers News September 2022 issue cover

Apple association forecasts higher U.S. production in 2022-23

Jenschke Orchards braves Texas-sized heat, drought

SWD-killing wasps released in Michigan to protect fruit

High-altitude pears: IFTA tour spotlights Washington pears

Cold tolerance is hot topic at Michigan Viticulture Field Day

Ridgefest updates industry on Michigan apple, cherry research

Cal Poly strawberry research: Can robots kill pests?

Great Lakes EXPO sessions to look at how to effectively plan farm succession and the benefits of Farm to School

Farm Market column: Fine Tuning Your Market Performance

Ag Labor Review: Small-town virtues, from the ballpark to the classroom

 

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