Fruits

Jolene Brown to keynote farm marketing program at Great Lakes EXPO

Jolene Brown will make the keynote presentation for the farm marketing program at the 2015 Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market EXPO, to be held Dec. 8-10 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.Brown is a farmer,... more »

Michigan spotted wing Drosophila report for July 28

This is the seventh weekly report of the Michigan State University Extension spotted wing Drosophila (SWD) monitoring network. Traps in the network are baited with Trece lures and placed near susceptible crops and wild hosts... more »

California fines companies that sold fruits with illegal pesticide residue

The California Dept. of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) has taken decisive action against six companies that ignored warnings, and repeatedly sold imported fruits and vegetables with illegal pesticide residues to predominantly ethnic minority customers. The fines... more »

Florida Citrus Commission appoints interim executive director

The Florida Citrus Commission unanimously appointed Shannon Shepp as interim executive director of the Florida Department of Citrus.Shepp has served as the Department’s deputy executive director since August 2013, where she has been responsible for... more »

MSU: Small farmers can make food safety work

This case study provides an overview of the processes, challenges, benefits, and lessons learned from the Group Good Agricultural Practice (GAP) pilot project in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The project goal was to test... more »

Recap: IFTA’s 2015 Regional Summer Tour

Innovation and dexterity are in ample supply in the Washington state fruit industry. This was on full display during the International Fruit Tree Association (IFTA) summer tour in mid-July.At Stemilt Ag Services – Saddle Mountain... more »

Evaluation of your chemical thinning program

By now, everyone should have seen the results of their chemical thinning in apples. In my experience, the first few weeks after thinner application most growers think they took too many fruit off. However, by... more »

Tart cherry over the row harvest

Michigan State University Extension is inviting members of the northern tart cherry industry and affiliates to view a harvesting of tart cherries planted in a high density block research trial at the Northwest Michigan Horticulture... more »

Grape berry moth pressure lower in 2015

With July going past quickly and early August approaching, it is time to alert growers to the approaching window for protecting clusters from the third generation of grape berry moth. For the most southern parts... more »

Predicted 2015 apple harvest dates

The predicted harvest dates are now available at all locations on theMichigan State University Enviro-weather website. In general, 2015 predicted harvest dates are roughly a few days behind normal and a few days ahead of... more »

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