Featured stories about summer fruits, and more, in this issue.
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Saving sweet cherries
Michigan orchard invests in covers to protect profitable crop.
Tighten the belt
Expecting a short crop, Washington Apple Commission reduces its budget and USApple dues.
A rookie’s guide to crop estimation
Washington State University’s vineyard intern training teaches season-long scouting strategies.
Getting the X out
Removing infected trees is considered a critical strategy in the fight against X disease.
Managing little cherry disease in an unconventional way
One grower shares how he balances reducing disease spread with his limited budget.
Breeders introduce new blues
Blueberry breeding programs promote latest releases.
Tests of taste help find the right flavor
Family Tree Farms uses weekly tastings to steer variety development.
Efficiencies of flavor
Family Tree Farms and the California stone fruit industry seek an edge in production with trellises and platforms.
Inputs rising for sweet cherry growers
New cost-of-production study for sweet cherries shows how rising costs are hitting the growers’ bottom line.
Stone fruit ‘sea change’ — Video
Pennsylvania growers testing high-density peach plantings.
Ty Muxlow, a young grower from Kingsburg, California
Ty graduated from California State University, Fresno with a degree in ag business and plant science. He’s the son of Becky and Andy Muxlow.
A brave blue world
U.S. blueberry marketers aim for “world’s favorite fruit” position.
Brown: Precision viticulture takes center stage
Missed the bus? Let the National Grape Research Alliance president fill you in on the highlights of the precision vit demo day.
Washington Apple Education Foundation awards 2022 scholarships
The Washington Apple Education Foundation announced in a news release the organization has awarded 318 scholarships to students this year, including 218 renewing students and
New conference studies Michigan wine from dirt to glass
Michigan State University Extension is hosting a new conference for the Michigan grape and wine industry. Dirt to Glass 2022: Elevating Michigan Wine from the
UC Davis to build new greenhouse to protect U.S. grapevine collection
The University of California, Davis, announced plans to build a new greenhouse to safeguard an important grapevine collection from red blotch disease and other pathogens.
Cody Copp joins Oregon State University Extension Service
Cody Copp Oregon State University announced in a news release the hiring of Cody Copp as an associate professor of practice with the OSU Extension
USDA announces disaster relief funds available for 2020 and 2021 losses
On May 16, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the availability of approximately $6 billion in disaster assistance for commodity and specialty crop growers who