Apple harvests ripe for automated help

Meet the Cyclone, a system of vacuum tubes that takes apples from human pickers, gently filling bins as it propels itself through the orchard. The Cyclone is the fruit, so to speak, of a partnershi... more »

Riveridge selling half of Michigan’s fresh apples

One out of every two Michigan apples will be marketed and sold by a single company, after Riveridge Produce Marketing’s purchase of Jack Brown Produce’s brand and fresh-pack sales operation. Bo... more »

Pennsylvania growers struggle with spotted lanternfly

The Mid-Atlantic and Midwest are better known for apple production than wine, but it is winegrape growers who perhaps have the most to lose from the latest pest threatening that region. Spotted lan... more »

Foliar calcium curbs blueberry green fruit drop

Green fruit drop in blueberries, also called Draper drop, isn’t only an issue with the blueberry variety Draper. “Green fruit drop is a genetic trait. It’s going to show up in other varie... more »

Sterile insect releases by drone could target pest control

Researchers in Washington state and Michigan are releasing sterile codling moths by drone as a new technique for keeping “worms” out of apples. Sterile insect releases have for some time been u... more »

Michigan Pomesters name Phil Pitts ‘Fruit Man of the Year’

A processing apple sales manager credited with returning more than $2.5 million to growers in a single season is the Michigan Pomesters’ 2019 “Fruit Man of the Year.” Phil Pitts is a sale... more »

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