Fruits

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 »

Washington state maneuvers past 2015 challenges

Washington state has had its share of fruit production challenges in 2015, among the latest being wildfires that struck portions of key fruit packing facilities in Chelan County in mid-August. Organizers of the July 15-17... more »

Crunch Time Apple Growers launches SnapDragon apples

SnapDragon apples, grown in New York State and available exclusively from Crunch Time Apple Growers, are debuting at retailers throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions starting in October. After a successful limited release in... more »

FSA reminds producers of approaching NAP deadlines for 2016 crops

The USDA Ohio Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds producers who are interested in the 2016 Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP), of the need to apply for coverage by the following crop deadline dates. October... more »

Energy-saving tips for orchardists developed by Penn State Extension

Penn State Extension, in cooperation with University of Vermont Extension and Rutgers Extension has developed energy-saving resources for Northeast farmers. The information is now available at E-Extension and includes information specific to tree fruit production.... more »

Washington apples see promise in export markets

Washington state will produce 125.2 million standard 40-pound boxes of fresh apples in 2015, according to the Washington State Tree Fruit Association (WSTFA). The forecast, made in early August, is down 10.5 percent from 2014’s... more »

Center for Produce Safety announces $20,000,000 campaign for produce safety

Since its inception in 2007, the Center for Produce Safety (CPS) has provided $16.4 million to fund produce safety research.  To expand this work, the center announced the “Campaign for Produce Safety,” a fundraising initiative... more »


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