Christina Herrick

Tariffs Could Cost California Growers Billions

New study looked at 10 fruit and nut crops, and found that nut growers in particular stand to be penalized heavily, especially almond growers.

Day-Long Symposium to Highlight Advances in Fruit Research

Michigan State University will honor Jim Flore and Ron Perry with a day-long symposium on Aug. 24 called […]

University of Minnesota Debuts ‘First Kiss’ Early Apple

Early season variety will be marketed as ‘First Kiss’ within Minnesota and ‘Rave’ by Stemilt.

Wind Raises Havoc on Newly Planted Almond Trees

Learn what can happen and preventative measures you can take to minimize risks in your orchard.

A Look At Apple Grower Of The Year Winners 1989-2018 [Slideshow]

Since 1989, American Fruit Grower and Western Fruit Grower magazines have honored influential apple growers such as Grady Auvil, George Lamont, Bill Zirkle, and Ralph Broetje. American and Western Fruit Grower present a look at the winners of this prestigious award.

Generate More Profits with Organic Berry Production

Consumers are showing a strong demand for organic produce, but don’t quit your day job just yet.

Narrow Canopies are the Future of Stone Fruit Production

Open vase systems may be a grower favorite, but it’s time to look to labor savings and mechanization, say two leading Michigan State University researchers.

Super Spindle Apple Plantings Pique Interest at IFTA Tour Finale

Attendees get an up-close look at two hallmarks of British Colombia fruit production — ‘Ambrosia’ and tight super spindle plantings.

It’s Like Visiting Family With This Year’s Apple Growers of the Year [Opinion]

Whether we’re on a plane or in an orchard, or even having lunch in their dining room, Phil and Judy Schwallier will treat you like you’re one of their own.

What Others Say About Our 2018 Apple Growers of the Year

An overwhelming number of submissions were received to nominate Judy and Phil Schwallier for this honor.

Spotted Lanternfly on the Move in New Jersey

Quarantine expands as feared fruit pest is found in county not adjacent to first find in state.

How to Make Vineyard Management More Precise

Sensors provide a visual representation of the vineyard and help growers make large-scale decisions.

New California Agriculture Program is a Boost for Bees

Almond Alliance hails nearly $2 million in funding for new program to help ensure pollinators’ well-being.

How an Ambitious Cherry Grower Chases Late-Season Returns

IFTA summer tour-goers learn why Coral Beach Farms goes higher and higher in elevation to push production into the second week of September.

Why Are There so Few Women in Farming?

Two young women in the fruit and vegetable industry talk gender stereotypes, attracting female talent, and where agriculture is getting it right.

Misguided Water Policy Puts California Agriculture at Risk [Opinion]

California officials who call for more natural rivers are putting the state’s growers in jeopardy.

IFTA Summer Tour Rolls North of the Border With Cherries on Top

Fruit breeding a hot topic as the International Fruit Tree Association makes first stop at Summerland Research Station in British Columbia.

Scientists Develop New Way to Protect Fruit from Frost

Nanocrystals, a plant-based solution, was created by Washington State University researchers to protect delicate fruit buds post-bloom.

Spotted Lanternfly Now a Threat to New Jersey Fruit Crops

While the find wasn’t unexpected, the pest’s early emergence in Virginia has surprised local entomologists.

Michigan Fruit Growers on High Alert for Spotted Wing Drosophila

Researchers confirm trap captures of the notorious pest are six times higher this year compared to previous seasons.

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