This Farm Market Thrives on It

Completely surrounded by houses, apartments, a college and a state highway, Robinette’s Apple Haus & Gift Barn has no room to expand at its current location. Not that Ed Robinette is complaining about it. The... more »

Michigan Fruit Production Down in 2008

Michigan's apple production in 2008 was 560 million pounds (13.3 million bushels), down from 770 million pounds (18.3 million bushels) in 2007, according to figures released by the Michigan field office of USDA's National Agricultural... more »

They’re Thinking About Thinning

Mid-Valley peach farmers could soon get a helping hand ? or rather a mechanical boost. more »

Growers Plan To Replant Some Orchard Sites Lost To Plum Pox

Tim Weiser plans to plant 7 acres of stone fruit next spring, and some of his neighbors are planting, too. That’s a big deal in Adams County. Adams County, the biggest producer of stone fruits... more »

Red Tomato Turns a Symbol into a Useful Reality

You have to think a little outside the box to understand Red Tomato. First of all, Red Tomato is an organization that is only a little bit about red tomatoes. Red Tomato is a name,... more »

Strawberry Hill

In the South, tradition and family mean a lot, and sometimes new ventures can be disruptive – especially if they’re successful. That’s the way it is at Strawberry Hill USA, in Chesnee, S. C. This... more »

Specialty Crops Get Short Shrift When It Comes To Weed Control

If herbicides were a meal, the major commodity crops – corn, soybeans, rice, wheat, cotton – would be enjoying a gourmet feast, while fruits, vegetables, nuts and ornamentals would be lucky to get the scraps... more »

Eudora Vintner Perfects Craft

The identity of many states is tied to what is grown there. Florida is known for oranges, Nebraska for corn, Georgia for peaches. Many associate Kansas with wheat. Lawrence Journal World more »

USDA Estimates Fruit Crop Size; Apples Up from 2007

USDA Estimates Fruit Crop Size; Apples Up from 2007The USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service released its Aug. 1 estimate of U.S. crop production Aug. 12, which included estimates for the size of the national apple,... more »

Not-So-Peachy Years Require Diverse Measures

Back-to-back “100-year freezes” in the early 1980s convinced the Watson family they had too many eggs in the peach basket, and that started a gradual shift to more vegetable production. Three years ago, the South... 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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