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Talkin’ Shop: Climate change

Fruit Growers News recently asked its readers: How are you adapting to the changing climate? Some of the responses appeared on Page 47 of the April issue. The full list of responses is below. In... more »

Fresno State Vineyard Mechanization & Sensing Workshop April 25

Wine and raisin grape growers and managers won't want to miss the Fresno State Vineyard Mechanization & Sensing Workshop at Fresno State on Saturday, April 25. The Department of Viticulture and Enology has a great... more »

Drones seen as a method to manage fruit production

Attached to an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), a thermal camera can record differences in soil heat with the presence of water – one of the major benefits of using visible color imagery in agriculture applications.... more »

PSU: Learn from 2014 fire blight epidemic

For those of you who heard my fire blight presentation at the Mid­-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention and/or heard my talks during the 2015 winter meetings, you may be experiencing a sense of déjà vu…... more »

California announces $1 billion emergency drought package

Mobilizing state resources to face another year of extreme dry conditions, Gov. Jerry Brown recently joined other state officials to announce legislation to help local communities cope with the ongoing, devastating drought. The $1 billion... more »

Drought declared in Washington state

Governor Jay Inslee declared a drought on March 13 in three regions of Washington state.This will open up funding opportunities to address hardships from drought conditions in areas of the state experiencing record low snowpack,... more »

Georgia blueberries impacted by deep freezes

Early blueberry varieties felt the chill of deep freezes during January and February, according to University of Georgia (UGA) blueberry specialist Erick Smith.“I do know that the flowers that were open during the freezes, especially... more »

Winter damage likely to Pennsylvania berries

The question that seems to be on every berry grower’s mind is how much winter injury occurred this winter. This, of course, depends on the crop.StrawberriesI expect that we will see injury in some locations,... more »

Mid-Atlantic a great place to grow organic apples, peaches

Organic fruit growing in the mid-Atlantic region can be successful and profitable with careful study and planning.There are natural features in the mid-Atlantic that offer nearly ideal conditions for growing high-quality organic fruit. The climate... more »

Growers will have to adapt to changing weather patterns

Last year was Earth’s warmest since 1880, according to NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The two agencies recently announced that Earth’s average surface temperature has warmed by about 1.4˚ F since... more »


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