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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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 »

CiderCon 2018 in Baltimore planned by US Association of Cider Makers

The United States Association of Cider Makers (USACM) will host its eighth annual CiderCon conference Jan. 31 – Feb. 2, 2018 at the Waterfront Marr... more »

Michigan frost forecast brings cautions for apple growers

Michigan State University Extension is urging Michigan apple growers to keep an eye to the weather forecast for the weekend – there are conditions p... more »

Stark Bro’s cider apple blend wins Glintcap medal

Since announcing the debut of its new Stark Franklin Cider apple in January, Stark Bro’s Nurseries & Orchards has been piling up the accolades... more »

Chelan Fresh merging with Borton Fruit

Chelan Fresh of Chelan, Washington, already one of the largest apple, cherry and pear suppliers in the world, is merging with Borton Fruit of Yakima, ... more »

Okanagan Specialty Fruits adds sales manager

In preparation for the fall 2017 commercial launch of nonbrowning Arctic apples, Okanagan Specialty Fruits (OSF) has added Jeanette De-Coninck-Hertzle... more »

Apple tree planting underway in West Michigan

There is a rush in West Michigan to get trees in the ground before the area gets doused by rain again later this week. Phil Schwallier, a Michigan Sta... more »

RubyFrost end season with strong sales

Crunch Time Apple Growers’ RubyFrost apples have ended the season with retail partners selling out of the last of the 2016 harvest. Mark Russell,... more »

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