Apples

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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Tour observantly through orchards to detect potato leafhopper

Potato leafhopper (PLH) does not overwinter in the northeast but instead migrates on thermals (warm air masses) from the south. It is generally a more... more »

Tool for developing new sustainable apple varieties published

An international team of scientists, among whom researchers from Wageningen University & Research Centre published the week of June 5 a high qual... more »

USApple meets with senior White House officials to discuss priorities

On Thursday, May 25, USApple Vice Chairman, Mark Boyer was joined by USApple President and CEO Jim Bair and Senior Vice President Diane Kurrle at the... more »

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 »


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