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Fryhover plans to retire from Washington Apple Commission

Todd Fryhover, president of the Washington Apple Commission, plans to retire in November, after 18 years with the group. He joined the commission in 2006 in a consultancy role and became president in December 2008.... more »

MSU recognizes ag alumni leaders

Michigan State University College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) has recognized numerous faculty for their contributions to agriculture. Sarah Quackenbush, sales manager of North Bay Produce, received the Outstanding Up and Coming Alumni Award... more »

Angular leaf spot troubles California strawberry growers

Editor's note: This is a post from the Cal Poly Strawberry Center's blog, written by Gerald Holmes, director of the center, and Shashika Hewavitharana, assistant professor and strawberry plant pathologist. We are seeing quite a... more »

U.S. Sen. Ossoff presses USDA for H-2A wage info

U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff is launching an inquiry into how the USDA conducts its Farm Labor Survey in Georgia. Ossoff, D-Georgia, launched an inquiry with USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) asking for more transparency... more »

Wine school authorities surveying viticulture industry

Viticulture specialists from a leading wine institution want to know the industry’s needs. The UC Davis Extension Team has been working with a group of research and Extension faculty members in viticulture, enology and marketing... more »

Wisconsin Cherry Board opens nominations for members

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) is accepting nominations for two seats on the Wisconsin Cherry Board. DATCP is mailing nomination forms to eligible growers. Growers must sign, notarize and postmark... more »

Oregon disaster declaration aids cherry growers

The USDA is offering cherry growers in nine Oregon counties access to disaster aid programs after weather caused 2023 crop year losses. Oregon Gov. Tina Kotek announced the disaster designation. She petitioned the USDA for... more »

University of Arkansas debuts Ozark Mango

The Arkansas Fruit Breeding Program has introduced the Ozark Mango. The fruit is actually a nectarine, named for its aroma and flavor. Ozark Mango , the seventh nectarine introduced by the Arkansas Fruit Breeding Program,... more »

Naturipe kicks off California strawberry season

National Strawberry Day — Feb. 27 — coincides with the kickoff of California strawberry season for Naturipe Farms, with increasing volumes. Naturipe will offer several of its proprietary varieties and premium berries, including the jumbo... more »

Small Farm Tech Expo set for March 1

The Small Farm Tech Expo features an exposition tailored for small-scale farmers and dynamic workshops focused on technology. The annual event, which brings together farmers, community members and supporters of family farms in California's Central Valley,... 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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