Apples

Cool, fall nights challenge fruit storability

The highly desirable Honeycrisp apple is also one of the most tender apples we grow. It has an extreme sensitivity to low temperature that we usually see after harvest following some weeks of cold storage.... more »

October proclaimed Michigan Apple Month

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has proclaimed October to be Michigan Apple Month, recognizing the importance of the Michigan apple industry. Michigan is known for its diverse agriculture, which includes many specialty crops such as apples. Apples... more »

Washington Apple Education Foundation launches scholarship resource website

The Washington Apple Education Foundation’s (WAEF) new scholarship resource website went live this week.  The site, located at www.scholarshipresources.org, was created to serve the scholarship information needs of college-bound students and their parents and school... more »

Detect and avoid nematode problems in your fruit planting

Plant-parasitic nematodes are microscopic round worms that live in the soil and feed on plant roots or foliage. Nematode feeding can cause a reduction in root volume and mass but above-ground symptoms such as stunting,... more »

Washington state apples expecting lighter crop volume

In early August, the first estimate for the Washington apple crop predicted a crop volume of 134 million boxes (40 lb.), on par with the previous season of 133 million boxes. Since the time of... more »

Ontario’s apple harvest plentiful this year

Ontario consumers are in for a particularly flavorful apple harvest this year. The hot, sunny summer months not only provided great growing conditions, they’ve also helped build fantastic flavors in this year’s apple crop. “It... more »

Valent USA gets EPA registration of new Excalia fungicide for apples

Apple growers now have a new defense against powdery mildew, apple scab and rust diseases with the EPA registration of Excalia Fungicide from Valent U.S.A. According to a news release, with excellent locally systemic and translaminar... more »

USApple passes gavel to new board chair Mike Preacher

The U.S. Apple Association has named a new chair to lead its board of directors. Mike Preacher, a marketing executive for one of the country’s leading fruit grower and shipping companies, will serve the 2020-21... more »


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