Apples

Growers seek best way to supply fruit to cidery market

Hard cider production is up nationwide, and it seems like you can’t turn anywhere without running into another story about the demand for apples to fill all of those bottles. Growers should think ve... more

Crop load, better nutrient management curb bitter pit

Multiple years of studies in Pennsylvania grower orchards are providing additional clues for managing Honeycrisp in the orchard to prevent bitter pit following ... more

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Consider a June planting of sorghum sudangrass following orchard removal

Have you recently pushed out a block of older fruit trees? In commercial grower plots, we are learning that sudangrass is an excellent first step to r... more »

Cornell Extension, New York state apple growers partner on innovation

For optimal yield and fruit quality, apple growers in the United States have long relied on chemical solutions to generate spring blossom thinning to ... more »

Westcott joins Okanagan Specialty Fruits as director of operations

Okanagan Specialty Fruits (OSF), the developer of non-browning Arctic apple varieties, has hired Don Westcott as team as OSF’s director of... more »

Washington bets big on new Cosmic Crisp apple

Witness the bared power of a united Washington state apple industry: More than 11 million trees planted in a two-year span. More than 10 million boxes... more »

Koru brand apples from New Zealand hit the U.S.

  Coast to Coast Growers Cooperative  announced that container shipments of Koru apples, grown in New Zealand, have begun arriving at U.S. p... more »

Phytelligence partners with EverCrisp marketing group

Phytelligence, an agricultural biotechnology company, has partnered with the Midwest Apple Improvement Association (MAIA) – the entity responsible f... more »

Pursue black stem borer spring management

Incidents of black stem borer injury to young apple orchards are on the rise in Michigan. Adults are attracted to stressed trees although they have be... more »

Michigan growers assess cold weather impact

Michigan State University Extension has issued an update on frost damage in "The Ridge" area near Sparta, Michigan. There were two very cold mornings... more »

Michigan apple growers see some frost damage

Growers around "The Ridge" near Sparta, Michigan are currently assessing the frost damage from the cold overnight temperatures on May 7-8, with more c... more »

Fresh apple holdings at 38.7 million bushels

The USApple Association reported fresh apple holdings at 38.7 million bushels as of May 1, 2017. This represents a 16 percent increase over May 1, ... more »


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