Sweet corn, peaches pair well for Ohio grower

There aren’t many young fruit and vegetable growers out there, and it worries Gordon Hahn. Hahn, 55, grows fruit, vegetable and grain crops in Huron, Ohio. His seed salesman tells him he’s one of the... more »

Desmond Layne to join WSU Extension

One of the world’s leading experts in tree fruit horticulture extension, Desmond R. Layne, is joining the faculty at Washington State University (WSU). Layne is one of WSU’s newest endowed chairs created by funding from... more »

Acreage down, trees up for Michigan fruit growers

According to a census of apple varieties and acreage conducted by the Michigan office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, total acreage for Michigan has decreased since 2000, when the total was 47,500. In 2011,... more »

Consumers in the East want local berries

The buy-local movement is still boosting berry sales, especially for growers in the East. And despite all the growth in farm market, farmers’ market and CSA sales, there’s still room for more, according to sources.... more »

Fungicide expands label to fruit

Cheminova has announced additional crop registrations for TOPGUARD, a broad-spectrum triazole fungicide.TOPGUARD fungicide’s row crop registration has been expanded to include field corn, field corn grown for seed, popcorn, sugar beets and peanuts, in addition... more »

‘Extraordinary’ fruit crop loss hits farmers, migrant workers where it hurts

Farmers and fruit growers in West Michigan are concerned about the small crop coming up in the fall and the impact these dismal numbers will have when it comes to migrant workers, packagers and an... more »

Study finds organic food is no better on vitamins, nutrients

Patient after patient asked: Is eating organic food, which costs more, really better for me?Unsure, Stanford University doctors dug through reams of research to find out -- and concluded there's little evidence that going organic... more »

New tree fruit that is hybrid of peach, apricot and plum catching on in Calif.

According to an article in the Fresno Bee, a California grower/breeder is selling a new variety of tree fruit that's a hybrid of peach, apricot and plum at farmers' markets. The peacotum has been around... more »

Growers make the best of a bad year

Hilda Biersdorfer uses an analogy to describe what the growing season of 2012 has been like for herself and her family – fifth-generation fruit growers with 121 acres in Guilford, Ind. First came devastating spring... more »

Drought the latest worry for Midwest growers

With headlines dominated by early warmth and spring freezes, growers across parts of the Midwest have yet another concern: Precipitation – or the lack thereof. On July 5, the National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC) in... 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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