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Stone Fruit
July 6, 2017
Oriental Fruit Moth One Shifty Pest
This moth has many characteristics that have allowed it to adapt and thrive in many peach and nectarine growing regions. Read More
Grapes
June 5, 2017
Getting to the Bottom of Berry Scarring
It’s a costly defect, but learning what causes berry scarring can help you prevent it. Read More
Apples & Pears
June 5, 2017
Ease Bitter Pit by Boosting Calcium
Promising research shows the link between transpiration and calcium uptake and how abscisic acid may help reduce calcium disorders in ‘Honeycrisp.’ Read More
Stone Fruit
June 4, 2017
Multiple Leader Training Optimizes Sweet Cherry Labor Efficiency
The final intensive training system to be examined in the North American NC-140 Sweet Cherry Canopy Architecture and Rootstock Trial Read More
Grapes
June 3, 2017
Powdery Mildew Management Tips for Vineyards
Follow these suggestions to help reduce disease pressure in your vineyard. Read More
Nuts
June 3, 2017
Have Flooded Orchards? Keep an Eye out for Damage
While the damage from waterlogging or Phytophthora may not be immediately known, there are some warning signs to be on the lookout for. Read More
Grapes
June 2, 2017
Cutting Down on Biggest Grape Growing Expense
An automated grapevine pruner hopes may help slash labor costs. Read More
Apples & Pears
June 2, 2017
Pruning Goes High-Tech
Researchers moving toward robotics that shift dormant pruning from an art to a science. Read More
Apples & Pears
June 2, 2017
Learning Pruning, by Doing
A firsthand account of using four pruning rules. Read More
Crop Protection
June 1, 2017
Can Attract-and-Kill Technology Protect Fruit Against Brown Marmorated Stink Bug?
Since devastating many Mid-Atlantic farms in 2010, this Asian-borne pest continues to cause growers significant headaches. New research, however, may offer insights into treatment options that minimize the use of harsh chemicals. Read More
Grapes
June 1, 2017
Organization Now Washington Winegrowers
New name and logo better reflects the evolution of the state’s industry, as more growers have wineries. Read More
Farm Management
May 31, 2017
It’s Time to Embrace Technology on Your Farm Operation
Find opportunities to adopt new innovations critical to the success of your operation — and maybe a lot more. Read More
Fruits
May 31, 2017
Is CRISPR/Cas9 a Viable Solution for the Control of Crop Insect Pests?
Gene editing has the potential to aid growers in control of invasive pests. Read More
Berries
May 30, 2017
Exploring Biodegradable Plastic Mulches in Red Raspberry
As tissue culture plugs increase in popularity, growers are seeking ways to get these planting off to a good start. Read More
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GenNext Growers
May 22, 2017
How to Make Dollars and Sense of Today’s Produce Marketplace Mayhem
Despite current challenges impacting the future of the North American fruit and vegetable industry, there are opportunities to be had. Read More
Grapes
May 19, 2017
Researchers Still Have a Lot to Learn about Spotted Lanternfly
While some feeding habits have been recognized, there’s still a learning curve with this enigmatic invasive pest. Read More
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Fruits
November 20, 2017
New Fungicide Registered for Botrytis, P…
Intuity fungicide from Valent U.S.A. is labeled for grapes, strawberries.   Read More
More Vegetables
November 20, 2017
The Most Volatile Vegetable Crops for 20…
Four crops are in the top 10 on two opposing lists: The crops growers are adding in 2018, and the crops being dropped. Read More
Cucurbits
November 20, 2017
Lack of Crop Insurance a Risky Business …
In light of what Hurricane Irma stirred up, now is a good time to review how well you cover your assets. Read More
Varieties & Rootstocks
November 20, 2017
All Hands on Deck to Point Florida Citru…
Enhanced rootstocks, along with better quality cultivars, are buoying the industry until the next big breakthrough. Read More
Apples & Pears
November 20, 2017
Midwest Apple Improvement Association Br…
The Midwest Apple Improvement Association builds on its ‘EverCrisp’ success with four new varieties, matching consumer preferences with grower-friendly traits. Read More
Fruits
November 19, 2017
More Tools Available for Organic Growers
Pest management, fertility, and certification information all available in one place. Read More
Equipment
November 18, 2017
Tips to Winterize Your Sprayers
Taking the steps to properly prepare your sprayer for the offseason will help to reduce costly problems in the spring, says engineer and spray technology expert. Read More
Citrus
November 17, 2017
Alico Overhaul to Cut Citrus Production …
Company restructuring aims to integrate legacy businesses and reduce input costs significantly. Read More
Citrus
November 17, 2017
Sustainable Farming Projects in Florida …
St. Johns River Water Management District grants backing to 12 on-farm plans aimed at resource conservation and nutrient reduction. Read More
Citrus
November 17, 2017
Florida Citrus Tree Rehab in Full Swing …
With Hurricane Irma well in the rear view, growers and researchers hope to work groves back to a productive state as HLB rages on. Read More
Farm Management
November 17, 2017
Consumers Forking out Less This Year for…
Annual American Farm Bureau average price report reveals you can host a fine Turkey Day feast for less than $50. Read More
Apples & Pears
November 16, 2017
USApple Seeking Nominations for Young Ap…
Deadline to apply for program is Dec. 31. Read More
GenNext Growers
November 16, 2017
Bipartisan Bill Introduced to Support Yo…
Act designed to help next generation access affordable land, crop insurance, and financial capital. Read More
Crop Protection
November 15, 2017
Syngenta Secures CRISPR Cas-9 License
Other companies also have secured licenses, but few have announced plans to use the gene editing technology on vegetables. Read More
Vegetables
November 15, 2017
Vegetable Breeding for Timing Is only Pa…
Early and late season varieties give growers flexibility and allow them to sequence crops so harvest crews have steady work over a longer period. But those varieties also need other traits like disease resistance and taste. Read More
Vegetables
November 15, 2017
Taste Is Back on the Front Burner for Ve…
In the pursuit for solving some of the biggest problems for growers, breeders have sometimes ignored flavor. Here are two breeders who have made taste a top priority. Read More
Citrus
November 14, 2017
USDA Announces Grants to Promote IPM Pra…
Methyl bromide transition, crop protection management among programs funded. Read More
Stone Fruit
November 14, 2017
Southeastern Peach Growers Hope for Wint…
Chill hours being sought, but the possibility of a La Niña climate pattern could mean a drier and warmer winter. Read More