Fruits

Clemson workshop teaches how to grow healthy fruit

Bill Foster of Westminster was one of about 100 people who learned how to grow healthy fruit crops during a workshop at Clemson’s Musser Fruit Research Center Saturday. “I grow peaches, pears, apples, plums, blackberries,... 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 »

Research claims fruit packed in corrugated is safer than in RPCs

New scientific research indicates that corrugated packaging keeps fruit fresher and safer than reusable plastic crates (RPCs) and can significantly reduce contamination from transferred microorganisms. The research, conducted by the University of Bologna and initiated... more »

Bird management options for fruit growers

Many birds eat fruit to help meet their water requirements in addition to their energy requirements. In dry years like 2016, when other water sources are limited, birds depend on fruit to a greater extent... more »

MSU to host High Tunnel Fruit Production Tour

Michigan State University (MSU) Extension will host a tour and discussion of organic and conventional fruit production under high tunnels. The 2016 High Tunnel Fruit Production Tour will be held Tuesday, July 5 from 6:30 p.m.... more »

Spring climate trends changing in the Northeast

You might have noticed spring-like weather in the Northeast is arriving earlier than usual.  There is reliable evidence from many studies that conditions in the Northeast and upper Midwest have become warmer and wetter in... more »

How USDA eradicated Oriental fruit fly from Florida

There’s a good reason why USDA and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) constantly monitor more than 56,000 fruit fly traps they have strategically placed across Florida. An outbreak of exotic fruit... more »

Climate change may redraw map of where cold-sensitive crops grow

Oregon almonds and Louisiana oranges? It could be if future projections in hardiness zones come to fruition. A new study by University of Idaho (UI) researchers uses climate models to assess how the coldest temperature recorded... more »

How grape growers benefit from BASF’s Nealta miticide

On Page 5 of the October issue of Fruit Growers News, we introduced you to Nealta® miticide, a product developed by BASF to fight against spider mite. Kate Walker, technical service representative for BASF, talked... more »

BASF helps grape grower fight spider mites

Hot, dry weather has plagued the West Coast this summer; many aspects of agriculture have been affected. “Spider mites pressure is often worse during hot, dry weather, so the lack of rain has not helped,”... more »

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