Apples

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 storage. Research led by Penn State U... 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 produced ... more

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Calcium improves tree health, fruit production

{Sponsored} It’s no secret: calcium plays a vital role in fruit production. It improves tree health and improves fruit storability and shelf life. ... more »

Stemilt compost program helps grow apples, cherries

The compost project at Stemilt was featured at the Tilth Conference in Wenatchee, Washinton. The compost facility is located in the center of the comp... more »

Young apple growers meet lawmakers on Capitol Hill

As part of the U.S. Apple Association annual fly-in, 17 young apple leaders were selected by the organization to represent the industry and meet one-o... more »

Marrone Bio launches Haven anti-transpirant for sun stress reduction

Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI) is expanding beyond biopesticides and crop protection and into the biostimulant market by commercially launching Haven A... more »

Breeding Apples at the University of Minnesota

David Bedford, an apple breeder with the University of Minnesota, discusses the way genetic techniques can speed up the breeding process.... watch »

Southern crops impacted by deep freeze

A deep freeze in the Southeast has done considerable damage to crops in Georgia and South Carolina. Georgia's blueberries and South Carolina's peaches... more »

Using the world’s oldest apple trees to supply new ones

Considering the many different types of apples we see at farmers markets and supermarkets, it may be hard to believe that apple trees are not as d... more »

MSU AgBioResearch receives new planter

The Michigan State University (MSU) fruit research stations across Michigan have recently received their newest piece of equipment thanks to Gillison... more »

New Jersey to allow growers to protect flowering crops from deep freeze

With the state expected to plunge into a deep freeze for the next several days, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Depart... more »

Reducing the risk of bitter pit in Honeycrisp apples

{Sponsored} Honeycrisp apples are the hardest to grow and the most prone to difficulties. Bitter pit, a disorder most commonly linked to calcium de... more »


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