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Montmorency tart cherries
Stone FruitWinter Storm Surprises Utah Fruit Growers
April 20, 2015
Snow and cold temperatures threatened tart cherries already in full bloom. Read More
citrus black spot symptoms
Insect & Disease UpdateCitrus Black Spot Rears Its Ugly Head Again In Southwest Florida
April 20, 2015
Recent confirmed findings of the fungal malady forces USDA-APHIS to expand regulated area. Read More
tomatoes and strawberries
BerriesScientists Seek To Save Flavor Of Tomatoes And Strawberries
April 17, 2015
A $500,000 grant will enable University of Florida researchers to focus on how light can affect the quality and taste of produce after harvest. Read More
FruitsRecord Low Snowpack In Washington State
April 14, 2015
Experts say snowmelt occurring earlier than expected. Read More
Apples & PearsWashington Apple Detective Finds ‘Lost’ Varieties
April 9, 2015
Works with university researchers to resurrect apples of the Palouse region. Read More
CitrusForecasters Predict Historically Weak Atlantic Hurricane Season
April 9, 2015
Extended range outlook cites El Niño as culprit in what could be one of the least active seasons in recent memory. Read More
peach buds and blossom
Stone FruitSoutheast Peach Growers Impacted By Cold Snap
April 7, 2015
Blooming trees hurt by freezing temperatures; some growers suffered significant loses. Read More
PotatoesResearchers Find Gene That Defends Against Late Blight
April 7, 2015
Scientists say a protein in the gene will make the late blight pathogen less likely to overcome resistance. Read More
non-gmo label leafy greens
CitrusNational Farmers Union Supports Mandatory GMO Labeling
April 3, 2015
Organization calls on Congress for unified standards to bridge several pending labeling proposals. Read More
CitrusEPA Says It Is Unlikely To Approve New Neonicotinoid Outdoor Uses
April 3, 2015
The agency is waiting until new bee data has been submitted and pollinator risk assessments are complete. Read More
CitrusCalifornia Snowpack Is Virtually Gone
April 2, 2015
With the lowest water content since 1950, the governor orders first-ever mandatory water reductions in cities and towns, and growers face tighter regulations. Read More
Washington Capitol building
Food SafetyBill To Halt Patchwork Of State GMO Labeling Laws
March 31, 2015
Reintroduced bill includes a new provision allowing for labeling products as GMO-free via USDA-certification process. Read More
The Latest
Sweet CornBreakthrough Corn Herbicide Receives EPA Approval
April 28, 2015
Syngenta has announced that it’s received EPA approval for its corn herbicide, Acuron. The first sales of the product to Read More
Crop ProtectionNimitz Nematicide Receives Emergency Exemption On Carro…
April 28, 2015
Crop protection company Adama has announced that the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) has issued a Crisis Read More
CitrusTrimble Acquires HarvestMark To Assist With Food Tracea…
April 28, 2015
The goals of the acquisition ato provide more benefits to producers, add value to distribution centers, and provide a tool for tracking products in the food industry. Read More
GrapesFinding Vine Balance
April 28, 2015
Vine capacity, size, vigor and crop load all must be considered to achieve ideal vine balance. Read More
MarketingVidalia Onion Committee Kicks Off “V Is For Vidalia” Ma…
April 28, 2015
Promotion focuses on the benefits of Vidalia onions to younger consumers via digital and social media activities. Read More
GrapesAssessing And Managing Grapevine Freeze Injury
April 28, 2015
After two consecutive brutal winters, growers in the Northeast and Midwest are working to salvage vines. Read More
Apples & PearsHow To Prevent Fire Blight
April 28, 2015
With a 90% infection rate, researchers discuss steps you can take to prevent a fire blight epidemic like Nova Scotia experienced in 2014 from happening to you. Read More
Food SafetyFood Company Agrees To Stop Producing Contaminated Spro…
April 27, 2015
On April 22, 2015, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois entered a consent decree of Read More
CitrusCalifornia Drought Forum Slated For May 5
April 27, 2015
Public comments by growers, ranchers, and other stakeholders are encouraged by state officials. Read More
FertilizerImprove Your Tomato Fertility Plan
April 27, 2015
Packable tomato yields of 20-plus pounds per plant are readily attainable if you’re willing to focus on production details. However, Read More
drought sign water crisis
Apples & PearsDiversification: A Response To Drought [Opinion]
April 27, 2015
With Governor Jerry Brown’s announcement of mandatory use reductions, the general public in California is getting a wake-up call on Read More
BerriesWebinar To Offer Management And Monitoring Tips For Spo…
April 27, 2015
Trapping tips, cultural controls, and how to test fruit will be among the topics covered by experts from Ohio State Read More
Apple Grower of the YearTerhune Orchards Celebrates 40th Anniversary
April 24, 2015
It’s a Mount-u-mental celebration for the 2005 Apple Grower Of The Year and family. Read More
OrganicWebcast: Weed Control Options For Organic Tomato Produ…
April 24, 2015
As part of a series of free educational webcasts on The Plant Management Network, a presentation on weed control considerations Read More
ProductionpH Reducer Certified For Use In Organic Production
April 24, 2015
Growth Products Ltd. announced that pH Reducer has been certified as a Registered Material for Use in Organic Agriculture by Read More
FruitsEast, Midwest Braces For Cold Snap
April 24, 2015
Growers keep an eye on the thermometer as temperatures dip into the mid to low 20s. Read More
anthracnose of tomato; diseases of tomato; crop protection
Disease ControlAnthracnose Can Cause Red Alert For Tomato Growers
April 24, 2015
Learn how to identify, the survival and spread, as well as management methods for this disease. Read More
UF Glow mandarin
Varieties & RootstocksFlorida Citrus Growers Vie For Chance To Plant Experime…
April 23, 2015
Meetings set to support launch of rapid release program’s third suite of new varieties. Read More