Apples

Apple scab infection forecasted for Pennsylvania growers

According to Penn State University, conditions are favorable for apple scab, rust and brown rot infections on April 19-20, in Pennsylvania. Fungicide applications are encouraged to keep green tissue and stone fruit blossoms protected. Begin... more »

Fast road to Geneva sales

Last summer, when Cornell University applied fruit crop physiologist Terence Robinson returned from a three-year sabbatical from Northeast apple orchards, a surprise was waiting for him. Adoption of Geneva rootstocks released by Cornell had exploded.... more »

Updated apple cropload management models are available

New versions of the Carbohydrate Model and Predicting Fruitset Model are available to apple growers. Phil Schwallier, Michigan State University Exension Educator, discussed the changes at the Spring Spray Meeting held April 16 in Sparta,... more »

Company’s novel approach to marketing non-browning Arctic Apples outlined

Jennifer Armen recently presented a seminar in the University of California-Davis Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ARE) Library about her role in driving the business strategy to market the non-browning Arctic apple varieties of Okanagan... more »

Paul Wafler’s innovations saluted by the industry

New generations of the Wafler family are making a family tradition of innovation by customizing equipment and even improving the tree structures in their west New York orchards. Paul Wafler, a second-generation owner of Wafler... more »

Precision soils data helps Iowa orchard thrive

Iowa’s Apple Trails Family Orchard is... more »

Cornell seminar summarizes 50 years of breeding Geneva rootstocks

Gennaro Fazio,of the USDA-ARS Plant Genetic Resources Unit on April 8 gave a Horticulture Section seminar, 50 years of breeding the Geneva series of apple rootstocks. more »

NYAA’s Cynthia Haskins presents keynote at NYSAND conference

New York Apple Association (NYAA) President Cynthia Haskins delivered a keynote address to more than 350 members of the New York State Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics (NYSAND) at their annual meeting and conference April... more »


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