California grapes, stone fruit suffer from storm aftermath

Weeks after it brought Southern California its first-ever tropical storm watch before making landfall over the northern Baja California Peninsula in Mexico, Hurricane Hilary’s effects on California crops is still being assessed. One thing that’s... more »

Spotted lanternflies in crosshairs of USDA working group

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has introduced a strategic plan to battle spotted lanternflies, pest that harms many fruit, vegetable and nut crops. USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Spotted Lanternfly Strategic Planning... more »

EPA OKs Summit Agro fungicides on pome fruit, stone fruit

The Environmental Protection Agency has approved the expanded use of Summit Agro’s Regev and Timorex ACT fungicides to stone fruit and pome fruit production. This gives growers two new tools to use in fruit orchards... more »

Australia’s Plum Varieties: The Big Three

Initially marketed in Australia as the Sweetah plum, AJOP20 cv., is ready to harvest on the leading edge of the soft fruit season, according to a news release from AIGN. Variety owner RPA Superfoods Pty... more »

New Australian plum varieties to be marketed in U.S.

A trio of Australia-bred, Japanese-type plum varieties will be marketed to U.S. growers as an opportunity for growth. Sweetah, Queen Garnet and Vitaplum have been selected by the Associated International Group of Nurseries (AIGN) to... more »

Dried fruit market forecast to grow

The International Nut and Dried Fruit Council celebrated the World Nut and Dried Fruit Congress between 21-23 May, 2018, in Seville, Spain. With nearly 1,500 attendees, the congress... more »

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