• Eastern Flower Thrips (May 22, 2018) - Eastern flower thrips, an occasional pest of strawberries, have been reported in large numbers in central Indiana. They are attracted to and feed on flowers, with the result being leathery fruit or fruit that fail to ripen. This problem occurs every year at some level but has not been serious since 1994. Eastern flower[Read More... ]
  • Potential IQF Berry Processing for Growers in IN, OH, PA, VA, WV or KY (April 13, 2018) - North American Raspberry & Blackberry Association member Trellis Growing Systems recently won a USDA-AMS Local Foods Promotion Program grant to do a feasibility study for an IQF (individually quick frozen) processing facility to service Midwest berry growers. The facility would be in Circleville, OH.  They have created a survey through PollDaddy to try to determine grower[Read More... ]
  • Facts for Fancy Fruit Yearly Subscription (April 21, 2017) - Facts for Fancy Fruit is a newsletter for commercial and advanced amateur fruit growers. It provides timely information on pest control, production practices, and other topics likely to be of interest to fruit growers. All growers and interested persons are welcome to subscribe. Subscriptions are $15 per year. Subscribers will receive 12-15 issues biweekly[Read More... ]