IFTA Summer Tour wraps up with focus on research, frost

By |July 18th, 2017|

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The Michigan tree fruit industry is chock full of innovative growers rapidly diversifying, modernizing and making research-backed changes designed to

IFTA in Michigan, Day One: fruit set was not affected by netting

By |July 16th, 2017|

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In western Michigan, the center of the state’s fresh apple industry is located on a geographic landmark known as the

NY Apple Association makes staffing changes

By |July 14th, 2017|

The New York Apple Association has announced that its president and CEO Cynthia Haskins will direct the association's marketing and promotional activities for the 2017 apple crop.

FutureFarm Expo set for August 15-17

By |July 14th, 2017|

The first public demonstration of a virtual reality operated vineyard robot will take place during the FutureFarm Expo on August 15-16 in Pendleton, Oregon.

Lake Ontario Tour shows wide range of New York tree fruit farming

By |July 12th, 2017|

The only consistency on the Lake Ontario Fruit Program tour this summer was the humidity. Otherwise, the five-farm tour organized by Cornell University Cooperative Extension covered a remarkably diverse swath of tree fruit farming in a narrow band along Lake Ontario’s shores: new high density apple plantings and apple orchards far older than this reporter, along with high density peaches, berries, and a brand new cidery.

Bryant Christie Inc. celebrates 25th anniversary

By |July 12th, 2017|

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Bryant Christie Inc., a company that helps agricultural, food and beverage producers open and expand foreign markets, celebrated its 25th

Scholarships offered for United Fresh Washington Conference

By |July 12th, 2017|

The application period for the 2017 Frieda Rapoport Caplan Family Business Scholarship is now open.

OSU researchers develop field test for crown gall

By |July 11th, 2017|

A woman can find out if she’s pregnant without going to a doctor. Soon, farmers may be able to find out if their fruit trees or grape vines have crown gall disease without going to a laboratory.

Bernardita Sallato joins WSU Extension

By |July 10th, 2017|

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Bernardita Sallato has been named Washington State University Tree Fruit Extension Specialist in South Central Washington.

Sallato is originally from Chile where

IFTA seeks new management and staffing proposals

By |July 5th, 2017|

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The International Fruit Tree Association (IFTA) seeks proposals from individuals or management companies to provide executive management and staffing functions

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