Northwest Michigan Winegrape Spring Kick-off meeting April 10

Mark your calendars to attend the Northwest Michigan Winegrape Spring Kick-off meeting on Friday afternoon, April 10 at the Northwest Michigan Horticulture Research Center, 6686 S. Center Hwy, Traverse City, MI 49684.The program includes a... more »

Fresno State Vineyard Mechanization & Sensing Workshop April 25

Wine and raisin grape growers and managers won't want to miss the Fresno State Vineyard Mechanization & Sensing Workshop at Fresno State on Saturday, April 25. The Department of Viticulture and Enology has a great... more »

Strategies take shape for managing birds in orchards

After a major research study to determine the economic consequences of bird damage in fruit crops confirmed millions of dollars in damage in three major regions of the country, the focus is turning toward finding... more »

Talkin’ Shop: Climate change

Fruit Growers News recently asked its readers: How are you adapting to the changing climate? Some of the responses appeared on Page 47 of the April issue. The full list of responses is below. In... more »

Mid-Atlantic fruit has potential for hard cider production

In the literature covering hard cider production apples are typically classed as either ‘dessert’ or ‘true cider’ apples. Despite this dichotomy, some ‘dessert’ varieties are reported to be useful for cider.A recent study reported tannin... more »

Farm bill funding boosts pest projects

USDA recently announced $57.9 million in funding, provided by the 2014 Farm Bill, to support project suggestions from across the country to prevent the introduction or spread of plant pests, diseases and pathogens, as well... more »

Michigan Cider Association holding weeklong event

The newly formed Michigan Cider Association (MCA) and Michigan State University Extension are pleased to announce one of Michigan’s first cider weeks to be held in Grand Rapids, Michigan, April 6-12. This weeklong event includes... more »

Bayer consolidating fungicide brands

Bayer CropScience has announced the consolidation of the Ballad Plus and Sonata fungicide brands into a single brand: Sonata fungicide. The patent-protected Sonata product is based on a unique strain of Bacillus pumilus (QST 2808),... more »

SWMREC to host spring grape kick-off meeting

Berrien County MSU Extension in 2015 will be hosting several in-season Integrated Pest Management meetings for all grape growers.The first of these grape meetings, the Spring Kick-off Meeting, will start at 2 p.m. March 24... more »

California to hold agritourism summit on April 8

Visiting a farm to pick fruit is a fun family activity and an exciting way to teach kids how food is grown. The money spent by farm visitors also helps keep farmers in business. As... more »

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