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FDA awards Pennsylvania $6.3 million FSMA grant

By |September 27th, 2016|

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Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has announced  that the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture  received a $6.3 million grant from the Food

Arctic Fuji non-browning GMO apple gains USDA approval

By |September 26th, 2016|

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The USDA has approved for public consumption a third genetically-modified (GMO) apple by Okanagan Speciality Fruits, the Arctic Fuji.

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Let there be light on pears

By |September 23rd, 2016|

Two Washington pear growers try to bring light to lower canopies with trees on Y-trellises.

In the hunt for cold-hardy pears

By |September 22nd, 2016|

A Vermont organic grower is evaluating 84 pear varieties as cold-hardy rootstock candidates.

Pear industry continues push for more pear conditioning

By |September 20th, 2016|

Persistent conditions

Field day tips for growing Cosmic Crisp

By |September 19th, 2016|

The university plans to hold a companion field day at 10 a.m. Sept. 22 in Quincy and Wenatchee.

Central Washington pear grower innovates, adapts

By |September 16th, 2016|

Rudy Prey of Leavenworth, Washington, does things with his pear trees that not all, or even most growers, do.

The big push for a dwarfing rootstock

By |September 15th, 2016|

Amelanchier rootstock continues to exceed expectations, while cold-hardy quince candidates have been narrowed to 14 accessions.

Fresh pear industry pushes for stand-up “pouch” bags

By |September 12th, 2016|

Grab and go for consumer convenience

United Fresh announces training program

By |September 8th, 2016|

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United Fresh is offering a Preventive Controls for Human Food Qualified Individual training program at three sites in October and

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