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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Penn State students tackle apple harvest assist unit

In a small workshop, just north of the Ag Arena on Penn State’s University Park campus, Quinn Holland, a biological engineering major with the agric... more »

APHIS seeks comments on apple Malus cuttings’ proposal

The Pacific Northwest fruit tree industry has asked USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to remove dormant live apple (Malus sp... more »

Fruit rot management options seen for pome, stone fruit

Management considerations are discussed for mitigating pome and stone fruit rots. Hail damaged fruit destined for juicing still need protectio... more »

Optimize preharvest sprays for managing postharvest diseases

For most postharvest diseases of apple and pear, infections are initiated in the orchard at different times during the growing season. As the ha... more »

IFTA Summer Tour displays how to achieve excellence

The International Fruit Tree Association held its 2017 Michigan Study Tour July 17-19. Based in the Grand Rapids area, the tour visited the Belding an... more »

Apples, blueberries drive organic rise in Washington state

It’s hard for much to make the news other than politics these days.  But the world keeps on turning, we keep on eating, and growers keep trying t... more »

Hard cider apples in 12 states: Industry survey findings

A growing hard apple cider industry in the U.S. has the potential to contribute to local, sustainable food systems. In order to better understand th... more »

Crist joins Crunch Time apple growers’ board

A fifth-generation farmer, Joel Crist, 29, is the youngest apple grower to date to join Crunch Time’s board of directors. Crist comes to Crunch Time... more »

USApple joins in urging caution regarding steel import rules

U.S. Apple Association signed onto a letter that was sent this week to U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, cautioning against restrictions to stee... more »

New York Apple Association announces ‘Team 2017’

Fishers, New York-based New York Apple Association (NYAA) President and CEO Cynthia Haskins will direct the association’s ac... more »

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