Fresh Views: Grapevine disease management tackled

Last year posed significant challenges for grapevine growers in California as they battled against heightened disease pressure. Facing threats from several major fungal diseases such as powdery mildew (PM), botrytis and phomopsis cane and leaf... more »

New Geneva rootstocks to help apple growers with size, yield, disease

New releases from Cornell’s Geneva Apple Rootstock program should benefit growers through increased fire blight resistance, larger-sized and better-yielding fruit and even help growers by supplying sub-dwarfing varieties. Cornell’s Geneva rootstock... more »

National Plant Diagnostic Network: Plant health at a crossroads, the economic imperative of fully funding NPDN

The National Plant Diagnostic Network (NPDN) is a crucial bastion in the defense of the United States’ agricultural and natural ecosystems, ensuring the health of a sector that contributes over $1 trillion to the U.S.... more »

Cornell University, USDA break ground on new grape research facility

A groundbreaking ceremony was held for a new state-of-the-art USDA grape research facility on the Cornell AgriTech campus, which was hosted by USDA's Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life... more »

UF study: strawberry growers can use fewer pesticides to control chilli thrips

A University of Florida research shows how strawberry growers can use fewer pesticides to control a destructive pest. An invasive pest in the southeastern U.S.. chilli thrips was introduced from Southeast Asia. The first report... more »

Nursery tree fruit propagators gain insights at global annual meeting

Insights into the global tree fruit nursery world were recently gained at a yearly meeting of an international group representing fruit tree nurseries and orchardists. The Associated International Group of Nurseries (AIGN), now 12 members... more »

Farm bill framework released by Senate committee

U.S. Sen John Boozman, ranking member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, has released a draft of a farm bill framework on June 11. Key priorities of the framework (.pdf) include crop... more »

Munckhof Fruit Tech Innovators adopts HAS Student’s Model for precision fruit growing

Munckhof Fruit Tech Innovators will use a mathematical model developed by Luuk Tijssena student at HAS, to help fruit growers evaluate the financial benefits of precision fruit growing. The model aims to show how investments... more »

Weed Science Field Tour on June 12

Washington State University is hosting the 2024 Weed Science Field Tour from 1-5 pm on June 12 at research fields on the Palouse. WSU scientists will lead discussions on weed management practices and discuss the... more »

Georgia Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association starts partnership effort

In an effort to bolster industry support, the Georgia Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association (GFVGA) has launched the Partnership for Growth Program. The Partnership for Growth Program provides GFVGA industry champions the opportunity to support... more »

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Cover image of Fruit Growers News (FGN) July 2024 issue.

Talking tech: New app innovations aid growers

Smart tech wipes out pests: The latest trends in spraying automation

New Geneva rootstocks to help apple growers with size, yield, disease

Georgia peach success: Pearson Farm’s six generations find orchard happiness

FIRA preview: Tree fruit tech options abound at ag robotics conference

Fresh Views: Grapevine disease management tackled

Farm Market & Agritourism: Insights from the 2023 farm markets survey

National Plant Diagnostic Network


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