Researchers start with the roots to shrink trees.
A good sign for growers
Nominations for grower and handler positions on the Washington Cherry Marketing Committee and Washington Apricot Marketing Committee will take place during industry meetings in January. The committees establish grade, size and pack regulations for fresh cherries and apricots from designated counties in Washington state.
Those attending the Produce Marketing Association Fresh Summit will get a glimpse of Stemilt Growers without having to leave the conference.
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.
The application period for the 2017 Frieda Rapoport Caplan Family Business Scholarship is now open.
After warm winter, southeastern peach growers lost most of their crop to a spring freeze — now finding ways to adapt has become critical.
IFTA has reserved a limited number of spots on its 2018 New Zealand Study Tour and Annual Conference for recipients of Young Professional Scholarships.
Between rows, think local
WSU researchers hope to breed better bees
Culture change: Oregon company looks to reduce wait time for key rootstocks
Study shows areas with floor, wall damage are key harborage sites for Listeria.