Michigan IFTA tour shows production trends

A focus on tree fruit excellence, innovation and success was brought to life in July during the International Fruit Tree Association’s (IFTA) 2017 Michigan Study Tour, based out of Grand Rapids. ... more

Cider apple production faces extensive screening process

The questions about what apples are best to grow for hard cider continue, but Michigan State University (MSU) researchers are screening varieties to try to find... more

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Weekend Freeze Destroys Apple Crops in Western N.C.

The weekend's freezing weather might have destroyed this year's apple harvest in Henderson County. ABC 13... more »

Crisp Cold Weather Hits Apple Trees

Cold temperatures returned this week after a mild spell, but neither was a lot of help for Iowa's producers of some alternative agriculture crops. Rad... more »

Light Brown Apple Moth Detected in Four California Counties

The light brown apple moth, a serious pest of apples in other countries and a quarantine pest in the United States, has been found in four San Francis... more »

State Apple Industries Debate Mandatory Pasteurization

Should all apple cider be pasteurized? The answer to that question has caused divisions within the U.S. apple industry. Some see it as a safety issue,... more »

Michigan Addresses New York’s Call for Mandatory Pasteurization

This is an open letter to our fellow apple cider makers’ in New York and throughout the country, who are subject to potential new policy changes... more »

Readers Respond: No Mandatory Pasteurization

Last month, we asked readers to weigh in on the question of mandatory pasteurization of apple cider. We were excited to see that this has been one of ... more »

Thousands drive for miles to visit Edwards Apple Orchard

It’s 80 snarled-traffic miles from Chicago to the corn and soybean fields around Rockford, Ill., but lots of people make the trek, sometimes sev... more »

Cider Mill Brings Opportunities, Challenges

Jollay Orchards will open Grandpa’s Cider Mill just in time for its fall harvest festival. The festival begins Sept. 10, the weekend after Labor... more »

New York Producers Can’t Sell Customers Raw Cider Anymore

Once again, New York has outlawed untreated cider – and this time it might be for good. A law went into effect last month that requires all cide... more »

EPA Grants Section 18 for Gentamicin on Fire Blight in Michigan

EPA has granted a Section 18 emergency exemption for the use of the antibiotic gentamicin (Agry-Gent 10-W) on apples for control of fire blight in fou... more »

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