Apples

Parkhill joins Next Big Thing Growers’ Cooperative as executive director

Wenatchee, Washington-based Next Big Thing Growers’ Cooperative has hired Jennifer Parkhill to lead the organization as executive director effective June 2019. Parkhill will be responsible for developing strategic plans to advance the cooperative’s mission and... more »

Empire apple breeder Roger Way dies at 100

Roger Way, professor emeritus of pomology at Cornell University and a world-renowned apple breeder, died June 2 in State College, Pennsylvania. He was 100 years old. Way gained worldwide recognition for apple varieties he developed.... more »

Michigan Fresh Marketing, BelleHarvest merge sales

Two Michigan apple markers are merging their sales operations. BelleHarvest of Belding, and Michigan Fresh Marketing in Grand Rapids announced in early June that they created a strategic sales alliance that will sell and market... more »

WSU scientists unmask humble earwig as an apple-protecting predator

Helping Northwest apple growers protect their crops, WSU scientists have found new proof that earwigs are actually valuable predators in apple orchards, rather than the creepy, crawly, apple-damaging pests they’re sometimes assumed to be. In... more »

New York Apple Association earns Telly Award for TV commercial

The New York Apple Association's (NYAA) television commercial featuring New York apple growers has won a prestigious Telly Award. This premier honor recognizes video and television across all screens. The Telly Award was established in 1979 and regularly receives... more »

Fresh apple holdings down 7% from 2018

U.S. Apple Association's  eighth - and final -survey  report on the 2018 apple crop. shows this year’s fresh apple holdings on June 1, 2019, totaled 27.6 million bushels, 7% less than the inventories reported for... more »

Michigan Apple Board appointees attend first meeting

Kimberly A. Kropf and Caleb J. Coulter attended their first Michigan Apple Committee meeting on June 4. Governor Gretchen Whitmer had earlier appointed them to the Michigan Apple Committee Board of Directors back in April.... more »

Organic grower uses NRCS program to encourage pollinators

After a hard day’s work in the orchard, there’s nothing like enjoying a glass of cider made from apples you grew yourself. Deirdre Birmingham can do just that. Deirdre has academic training and experience in... more »


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