Tagged harvest

Grapes
November 8, 2017
California Winegrowers Report Excellent Harvest
Wine Institute: Strong quality across the state as ample rain ended drought. Read More
Grapes
September 12, 2017
Heat Wave Leads to Early Winegrape Harvest in California’s Sonoma County
Ask any winegrape grower to describe the grape harvest in Sonoma County and you typically hear “harvest time is like Read More
Grapes
March 6, 2017
Washington Announces Record Winegrape Harvest
‘Cabernet Sauvignon’ is the leading grape variety, accounting for more than a quarter of the total harvest. Read More
Grapes
November 27, 2016
Quality California Winegrape Crop This Year
Customary yield combined with remarkable quality, not to mention long-awaited rainfall, made this year a win/win/win. Read More
Apples & Pears
September 23, 2016
Growers Encouraged To Monitor Fruit Temperature Going Into Storage
With early harvests, Randy Beaudry of Michigan State University says temperature monitoring is a must. Read More
Berries
September 2, 2016
Strawberry Grower Fined For Demanding Kickbacks From H-2A Workers
Operator reportedly demanded rent, payments for transportation and expenses incurred bringing workers to U.S. Read More
Harvesting
August 16, 2016
Proper Stockpiling Can Maintain Almond Quality
As almond yields increase, growers may find themselves with more harvested crop than processors can handle. Proper stockpiling techniques can Read More
Grapes
March 24, 2016
Sonoma County Grape Growers Commit To Helping Local Farmworkers
The relaunched Sonoma County Grape Growers Foundation will help connect agricultural workers with resources and support to improve their lives in the community. Read More
Fruits
October 20, 2015
Cold Snap Hit East During Harvest
Temperatures in the East and Midwest hit the mid-to-low-20s over the weekend, as snow was seen in some areas as Read More
Grimmway's Harvest Automation robots
Equipment
October 5, 2015
Robots, Container Production, And The Future Of Vegetable Growing
Water. Labor. Affordable land. Transportation costs. As a vegetable grower, you face challenges like these every year — but lately Read More
Stone Fruit
October 2, 2015
Win/Win For Growers and Pickers: New Weighing System Released
FairWeigh unit is designed to pay pickers for exactly what they pick. Read More
Nuts
June 9, 2015
Guidelines To Manage Dust Around Your Orchard
The Almond Board of California has developed a protocol for reducing dust during almond harvest. Read More
Stone Fruit
May 26, 2015
Early Cherry Harvest In Pacific Northwest
Cherry harvest is off to an early start in the Pacific Northwest reports the Tri-City Herald thanks to a warmer-than-average Read More
Fruits
October 7, 2014
Labor Shortage On Growers’ Minds This Harvest Season
With large crops in Washington, growers scrambling for enough hands to harvest. Read More
Grapes
September 19, 2014
Third Straight Record Crop For Washington Grapes
Numbers expected to climb as more vines planted in the state. Read More
Grapes
September 19, 2014
French Winegrowers Face Higher Labor Costs
French wineries may come under added financial pressure as the government considers imposing social charges on wages paid to harvest workers with short-term contracts. Read More
Apples & Pears
August 12, 2014
Record Apple Crop Expected In Washington
Growers, packers forecast harvest of 140 million boxes, exceeding 2012 record. Read More
Apples & Pears
July 21, 2014
Harvest Expected To Be A Week Late For Michigan Apples
Michigan State Extension educator says late spring behind delay. Read More
Fruits
December 11, 2013
2013 California Winegrape Harvest Report
Growers and vintners report early, exceptional quality vintage throughout the state. Read More
Nuts
April 21, 2011
Giant Crops Loom
The statistics are alarming at first glance. U.S. pistachio acreage, which is limited to three states, California, Arizona, and New Read More
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Fruits
November 19, 2017
More Tools Available for Organic Growers
Pest management, fertility, and certification information all available in one place. Read More
Fruits
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
Vegetables
November 13, 2017
Plant Breeding Is a Key Part of Precisio…
One theme that stood out during the vegetable seed trials this past summer was how much breeders are keeping future automation in mind. Read More
Biocontrols Conference
November 13, 2017
Biostimulants Making Big Strides as It S…
The inaugural BiocontrolsSM USA East Conference & Expo in Orlando, FL, featured two days of educational sessions focused on how Read More
Biocontrols Conference
November 13, 2017
So What Exactly Are Biostimulants, Anywa…
Biostimulants are one of the hottest new topics in specialty crops, but most growers could use a little clarity on where they fit. Here are the basics you need to know. Read More
Florida Ag Expo
November 13, 2017
Florida Growers Explore New Solutions to…
Farm innovation and alternative approaches to production front and center at 2017 Florida Ag Expo. Read More
Biocontrols Conference
November 13, 2017
Microbial-based Biostimulants: Big Poten…
There is no shortage of interest in or questions and opinions about biostimulants. Many are working to develop them as Read More