Cherry, stone fruit growers approve assessment to support WSU

Cherry and stone fruit growers throughout the state have agreed to make a $5 million investment over the next eight years at Washington State University research and extension centers in Prosser and Wenatchee. This builds... more »

Sign up for Michigan Spring Peach Update

The 2013 Michigan Spring Peach Update is a daylong meeting with educational sessions and discussions on growing, packing and marketing high-quality peaches and nectarines. The meeting will be held Tuesday, March 5, at the Southwest... more »

New York has plum pox on the run

New York state’s stone fruit growers are breathing a little easier, now that the state is closer to being free of plum pox. Darrel Aubertine, the state’s agriculture commissioner, recently announced that state inspectors have... more »

Adams County Nursery hires Jerry Frecon

Jerry Frecon has accepted a part-time consulting position with Adams County Nursery (ACN), Aspers, Pa. Frecon has served the New Jersey fruit industry for the past 31 years as an agricultural agent and county department... more »

Jerry Frecon retires from New Jersey Extension duties

After 30 years of helping New Jersey fruit growers, Jerome Frecon has retired from Rutgers Cooperative Extension. His last day was Dec. 31. “You have county agents, and then you have superagents,” said Gary Mount,... more »

New Hampshire farmers’ market moving in the right direction

For the past 16 years, farmers in the small town of Keene, N.H., have been providing fruit and produce at The Farmers’ Market of Keene, as it puts on both a summer and winter market.... more »

Cherry, soft-fruit growers to vote on research assessment

Cherry and soft-fruit growers in Washington state will begin voting late this month on a proposal to expand research on their crops.The state Department of Agriculture said ballots will go out about Dec. 26, asking... more »

Michigan hort society hands out awards

The Michigan State Horticultural Society handed out two Distinguished Service Awards during the Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable & Farm Market EXPO in December. The awards went to Al and Joe Dietrich and Earl Peterson.Al, Joe... more »

Fruit stand works for Washington orchard

It’s 30˚ F in the Wenatchee Valley, the sun isn’t up yet and Dennis Nicholson is hard at work at Nicholson’s Orchard Fresh in Peshastin, Wash., finishing a block of pears. This is exactly the... more »

Stefano Musacchi to fill endowed research chair at WSU

Stefano Musacchi, an internationally recognized leader in pomology (the science of fruit and fruit growing), will join the faculty at Washington State University in August 2013 as the endowed chair in tree fruit physiology/management.The chair... more »

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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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