Packers have options to help protect against Honeycrisp storage disorders.
Economists quantify importance of fruit qualities based on differing perspectives of producers, packers and consumers.
Certain scion strains show mysterious tree decline symptoms when combined with Geneva 935 rootstocks.
Orchards and packing houses aren’t the only places in the fruit industry with a labor shortage. Universities also are struggling to hire researchers and educators needed to keep the industry ahead of pest pressures, prepared for food safety requirements, growing new varieties and in tune with emerging technology.