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Growing demand for hard cider fuels growing demand for apples

Global alcohol sales are in decline overall, but that’s not the case with hard cider. Today, the global market consumes about 635 million gallons of hard cider a year, a number that’s projected to grow. By 2020, 435 million tons of apples will... more

Washington State University apple gets fresh start as Sunrise Magic

[caption id="attachment_9537" align="alignleft" width="278"] Sunrise Magic is the new consumer-selected brand name for WSU’s WA 2 apple. Photo: Kate Evans, WSU.[/caption] The first apple variety released by Washington State University (WSU), WA ... more

Marrone Bio Innovations submits novel biofungicide to EPA

Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. announced that it has submitted MBI-110, a new biological fungicide, to the EPA. A broad spectrum product, MBI-110 is especially notable for its activity on downy mildews and white molds, as shown in two years of field ... more

Feb. 1 apple holdings down from last year

According to the U.S. Apple Association, fresh apple holdings on Feb. 1, 2016, totaled 75.3 million bushels, 21 percent below the record inventories of 95.1 million bushels reported for 2015, and 1 percent lower than the five-year average of 76 milli... more

Bayer rejects EPA’s request to cancel use of flubendiamide

Crop Science, a division of Bayer, announced it has refused a request by the EPA to voluntarily cancel the uses of flubendiamide in the United States and instead will seek a review of the product’s registration in an administrative law hearing, acc... more

Center for Produce Safety selects BioSafe Systems for research study

The Center for Produce Safety has chosen BioSafe Systems' SaniDate 5.0 and SaniDate 12.0 as participating chemistries in multiple research studies for 2016, according to a news release. The studies will investigate risk criteria and foodborne path... more

Growth Products launches MicroTech Bloom

Growth Products announced the addition of MicroTech Bloom (5-0-0) to its product line-up, focusing on four critical micronutrients to induce blooms on citrus and other tropical fruits and vegetables, according to a company news release. MicroTech ... more

Apple in the World Conference set for Nov. 24-26

The Apple in the World conference will take place during Interpoma 2016 Nov. 24-26. The 10th edition of the international apple trade fair will be hosted in South Tyrol, Italy. The conference features three days of presentations from 20 speakers a... more


Cornell harvesting unit showcased in Michigan visit

A picking machine developed by Paul Wafler and Cornell University was brought from New York this past fall for a harvesting demonstration in a Benzie County, Michigan, apple orchard. Paul Wafler, owner of Wafler Nursery in Wolcott, New Yor... more

2016 Ohio Grape and Wine Conference set for Feb. 15-16

The 2016 Ohio Grape and Wine Conference will be held Feb. 15-16 in Dublin, Ohio. Key topics being covered include fruit quality, winemaking and product branding practices, and spring frost protection. The conference is being jointly organized by ... more

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