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
Apples & PearsConditions Present For High Fire Blight Risk In East
May 5, 2015
“Folks, it’s shaping up to be another doozy of a spring for fire blight and you must heed the warning. Read More
CitrusMediterranean Fruit Fly Found In JFK Airport
May 5, 2015
The Mediterranean fruit fly, one of the world’s most destructive pests, was recently intercepted by U.S. Customs and Border Protection Read More
IrrigationGrowing More With Less Water
May 5, 2015
It’s no secret that water has been under the proverbial spotlight as of late. How much of it is there? Read More
CitrusHow You Can Survive The Mobilegeddon
May 4, 2015
The Mobilegeddon is upon us. No, this isn’t a time to prepare disaster bunkers, or buy canned food in bulk. Read More
Cucurbits12 Cool Cucumber Varieties
May 3, 2015
This month’s variety specs feature highlights 12 top-performing cucumber varieties submitted to us from the nation’s leading seed breeders and Read More
Crop ProtectionExpect The Unexpected With Plant Diseases
May 1, 2015
Whether or not you are a basketball fan, it’s hard not to notice all the publicity and hype surrounding “March Read More
Lightning
CitrusWet Season Off To Extremely Early Start In South Florid…
May 1, 2015
Some areas saw more than 200% above-average rainfall during April. Read More
FruitsShare Your Story Of Environmental Stewardship
May 1, 2015
As I wrote this column, Earth day, which is celebrating its 45th anniversary, was quickly approaching. The annual holiday, which is Read More
FruitsWhy Soil Health Should Matter To You
May 1, 2015
As growers, even those of you who rely exclusively on hydroponic or artificial growing media, you certainly know the importance Read More
FruitsExpand Your On-Farm Market’s Reach In A Click Or …
May 1, 2015
USDA’s local food directories can help promote your business while expanding your reach to new customers. Read More
FruitsWhat USDA Local Food Directory Is Right For Your Busine…
May 1, 2015
According to the USDA’s Local Food Directories, there are specific definitions for farmers’ market, on-farm market, CSA, and food hub. Read More
Erin Pirro, Farm Credit East
FruitsBudget Wisely For Big Projects On The Farm
May 1, 2015
Knowing exact costs and anticipating the unexpected will go a long way in helping execute capital projects. Read More
Insect & Disease UpdateAsian Citrus Psyllid: California Round-Up
April 30, 2015
Huge threat to the industry continues spreading throughout the Golden State. Read More
CitrusCitrus Showcase: A Very Informal Varietal Tasting
April 30, 2015
American/Western Fruit Grower Editor Dave Eddy provides a family review of some of the citrus varieties. Read More
Plato the Publixaurus
Citrus1 Million Promos And Counting Pump Up Florida Farmers
April 30, 2015
Supermarket stalwart Publix pushes Fresh From Florida fare at record level. Read More
Farm ManagementRemembering Ag’s Labor Needs [opinion]
April 30, 2015
Everybody is talking about the drought, and rightfuly so, but there’s another potential problem looming that could impact growers all over Read More
FruitsSupport The Future Of The Fruit Industry With An IFTA Y…
April 30, 2015
Help more young fruit growers attend important industry events, such as the International Fruit Tree Association’s annual conference. Read More
blueberries infield lime
BerriesHow To Maintain Optimum Soil pH In Blueberries
April 30, 2015
Blueberry fields with pH ranges out of the optimum (4.2-5.5) are common in many areas of blueberry production. I know Read More