American/Western Fruit Grower February 2014

In This Issue

Seeking Natural Enemies Abroad

A research team from Oregon State University is seeking out international parasitoid specialists to import and target spotted wing drosophila in the U.S.

The Latest
CitrusNealta Miticide Receives Registration In California
June 2, 2015
Nealta miticide from BASF has received registration for use in California. Nealta delivers long-lasting control of spider mites at all Read More
Food SafetyOne-Day Conference At 2015 United Fresh To Focus Entire…
June 2, 2015
GLOBALG.A.P., a farm certification standards organization, and United Fresh invite United Fresh Convention (June 8-10) attendees to stay in Chicago Read More
PotatoesCrop Transition Conference In The Twin Cities
June 2, 2015
Potato growers and industry leaders are invited to attend the 2015 Crop Transition Conference in Bloomington, MN, June 17-18. The Read More
VegetablesOnion Grower In Oregon Wins “Hunger Buster” Of The Year…
June 2, 2015
Top 100 Grower River Point Farms receives accolades for its onion donations. Read More
PotatoesNational Potato Council Accepting Scholarship Applicati…
June 2, 2015
The National Potato Council (NPC) is accepting applications for a $10,000 graduate-level scholarship to be applied toward the 2015-2016 academic Read More
Crop ProtectionSmall Parasite May Contribute To Declines In Honey Bee …
June 2, 2015
A single-celled parasite may be infecting bee larvae. Read More
guava fruit fly
Crop ProtectionExotic Fruit Fly Found In Florida
June 2, 2015
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has positively identified the presence of two guava fruit flies, Bactrocera correcta, collected Read More
NutsNitrogen Budgeting Tips
June 1, 2015
Proper nitrogen budgeting saves money, improves nut quality and yields and helps the environment. The Almond Board of California has Read More
NutsDeveloping Self-Fertile Almonds
June 1, 2015
University of California-Davis researchers are working to develop a range of self-compatible almond varieties that also offer improved quality, disease resistance and water use efficiency. Read More
Production8 Production Tips For Greenhouse Production
June 1, 2015
This month, I’d like to offer eight “quick and dirty” tips that will help beginning growers as well as seasoned Read More
ProductionLow Tunnels Aid In Overwintering Onions
June 1, 2015
Inexpensive structures provide surprising winter protection and potential marketing opportunities in cold climates. Read More
Farm ManagementAg: A Promising Field For College Grads [opinion]
June 1, 2015
More jobs in agriculture are coming over the next five years, and we need enough college grads to fill those positions. Read More
FruitsTips To Prevent Theft At Your Farm Market
June 1, 2015
Last fall, Mark Ruben and his employees at Gilcrease Orchard in Las Vegas, NV, were robbed at gunpoint by two Read More
PotatoesGMO Potatoes: A Solution To Key Production Challenges? …
May 31, 2015
The North American potato industry is a complex and wonderful entity. Like everything in the world of agriculture, this industry Read More
ProductionYear-Round Production With High Tunnels
May 31, 2015
Producing crops year-round may be business as usual for growers in places like California and Florida, but for a small-scale Read More
FruitsThe Key Connection Between Food Waste And Postharvest H…
May 30, 2015
I’ll be the first to admit there are times when my refrigerator looks more like an ancient tomb filled with Read More
BerriesSpotted Wing Drosophila: Small Fly – Big Problem
May 29, 2015
Entomologists from throughout the U.S. share their experiences and what you might expect from this formidable pest in 2015. Read More
OrganicOrganic Fruit Production Pollinator Conservation Tactic…
May 29, 2015
Many fruit crops are dependent on insect pollinators, so supporting them is critical to your farm’s success. Read More