Packing apples in Italy

By |January 22nd, 2015|

Presizing and presorting apples into storage changes the way apples are packed in Italy.

Bigger crops ahead

By |January 21st, 2015|

Growers will need to produce niche varieties and maximize production efficiency, marketers say.

Predicting cold hardiness of grapes

By |January 21st, 2015|

WSU model is used by U.S. and international grape growers.

Douglas Fruit finds its niche

By |January 20th, 2015|

The family business specializes in organic stone fruits.

Beating the odds

By |January 20th, 2015|

Packing lines should be designed with more concern about food safety, says fruit grower and packer Warren Morgan.

Blake Slaybaugh, Young Grower from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

By |January 20th, 2015|

grower / Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
age / 20
crops / apples, peaches
business / Mt. Ridge Farms
other experience / [...]

Cold winters can damage grapevine roots

By |January 20th, 2015|

Irrigation after harvest is critical in preventing cold damage to roots.

Making peace with pears

By |January 19th, 2015|

Being in a packing house at the height of harvest always amazes me. I am fascinated at all the [...]

Financing farming dreams

By |January 15th, 2015|

Loan programs are invaluable to beginning growers.

Loans for new farmers

By |January 15th, 2015|

The biggest challenges for young growers are lack of access to capital and land.