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California grape harvest continues into December

The California Table Grape Commission, Fresno, has video reminders that grape harvest continues into December in the San Joaquin Valley.

The Oppenheimer Group teases new packaging

The Oppenheimer Group teased new apple packaging at the PMA’s Fresh Summit. The packaging pictured at the virtual booth is a pyramid-shaped paper-based graphic container and holds four Jazz apples. 

Kenneth Ruud joins Summit Packaging as regional sales rep

Kenneth Ruud has joined Summit Packaging Inc., Auburn, Wash., as a regional sales representative in Wenatchee, Wash.

USDA releases info on first California mandarin survey

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has released the first California mandarin objective measurement survey.

Peruvian grape grower recognized for water conservation programs

Peruvian grape grower Don Ricardo, which exports about half of its production to the U.S., has received the Peruvian National Water Resources Certificado Azul to recognize its sustainable water practices.

Genome project brings citrus industry closer to stopping greening

Researchers from California and Florida reached a milestone in the in the search to develop a citrus greening-resistant tree by sequencing the genome of a plant that’s closely related to citrus trees.