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Apple grower tests harvester in real-world conditions

A mechanical harvester that’s been in development for years finally got some experience operating during a full apple-harvest season, bringing its designers another step closer to selling the machine on the marketplace. It was early... more »

MSHS head touts benefits of research

With numerous challenges facing fruit growers, an organization founded on the concept of “awakening a larger interest in Michigan’s horticultural possibilities” has plenty of opportunities to make an impact. Larry Bodtke, the new president of... more »

Apple grower tests harvester in real-world conditions

A mechanical harvester that’s been in development for years finally got some experience operating during a full apple-harvest season, bringing its designers another step closer to selling the machine on the marketplace. It was early... more »

Apple grower tests harvester in real-world conditions

A mechanical harvester that’s been in development for years finally got some experience operating during a full apple-harvest season, bringing its designers another step closer to selling the machine on the marketplace. It was early... more »

MSHS head touts benefits of research

With numerous challenges facing fruit growers, an organization founded on the concept of “awakening a larger interest in Michigan’s horticultural possibilities” has plenty of opportunities to make an impact. Larry Bodtke, the new president of... more »

Farmers’ market sales change the way farm grows fruit

When Ben Wenk came back from college in 2006, he wanted to find a way to contribute to the family business, Three Springs Fruit Farm in Aspers, Pa. When he heard that a new farmers’... more »

Traceback system, sorting line aid fruit operation

Bear Mountain Orchards has a thorough traceback system that its vice president, Sheila Gantz, called “fail proof.” Gantz described the system for guests from the International Fruit Tree Association, who recently visited several fruit operations... more »

Two New York counties cleared of plum pox virus

USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) recently announced that plum pox virus (PPV) has been eradicated from Orleans and Wayne counties in New York state.PPV, considered the most devastating viral disease of stone... more »

Michigan growers consider forming tree fruit commission

To pay for research activities, Michigan’s apple, cherry, peach, nectarine and plum industries are pondering the creation of a state tree fruit commission.Supporters of the new commission say it’s become abundantly clear that the funding... more »

Guesstimate: Fruit crops back to normal in 2013

By late spring 2012, freeze events had done so much damage to Michigan fruit that organizers briefly considered canceling that year’s Fruit Crop Guesstimate – the annual meeting held to estimate the size of Michigan’s,... more »

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