Apples

Time to upgrade: Modern solar and storage technology helps apple packers

When was the last time you walked into a grocery store and found the apple island empty (except during COVID)? The apple industry’s excess supply has made the price on a bin lower than it’s... more »

Nursery tree fruit propagators gain insights at global annual meeting

Insights into the global tree fruit nursery world were recently gained at a yearly meeting of an international group representing fruit tree nurseries and orchardists. The Associated International Group of Nurseries (AIGN), now 12 members... more »

Michigan Apples taps marketing agency for consumer marketing

The Michigan Apple Committee has hired a marketing agency to promote the state’s apples. FoodMix Marketing Communications, a food and beverage branding agency, will implement branding, consumer marketing and social media work aimed at increasing... more »

Native plants give local pollinators a kick-start to the season

Mother Nature awakens her spring with a sense of renewal and fresh beginnings. Farmers are acutely in tune with the change in seasons and approach them with their own levels of intensity. They monitor their... more »

NJSHS conducts summer orchard tour, educational programs in Morris County

The New Jersey State Horticultural Society (NJSHS) is sponsoring the 2024 Summer Orchard Tour and Educational Program from 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. June 27 at Wightman Farms, located at 111 Mt. Kimbal Ave., located... more »

Apple storage continues to rise

Apple holdings for June have increased, up about a third overall and across fresh and processing channels. On June 10, the U.S. Apple Association via its USAppleTracker report reported the total number of apples in... more »

Report: U.S. organic produce sales increase

The Organic Produce Network's (OPN) data reveals insights on organic produce sales. Topping $9.6 billion, organic produce sales in the U.S. grew by 1.6% in 2023, while volume declined 0.1%, according to the State of... more »

USApple celebrates Apples4Ed grant winners

The U.S. Apple Association (USApple) has awarded Apples4Ed grants to five schools from around the nation for the 2023-24 school year. Each $5,000 grant will support initiatives that expose students to a wider variety of... more »

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Cover image of Fruit Growers News (FGN) June 2024 issue.

Modern solar and storage technology can help apple packers stand out

Labor report: Fruit and vegetable growers voice concerns in 2024 labor survey

Tenerelli Orchards exits wholesale, focuses on farmers markets, u-pick

Protecting water supplies through vineyard groundwater recharge

Fresh Views: Pollinator habitats

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