Apples

Grower, researcher look at the viability of FruitScout

Mark Boyer, the former chair of the U.S. Apple Association board of directors, constantly seeks efficient and accurate ways of producing a profitable apple crop. Boyer is the second-generation owner of Ridgetop Orchards, a grower-packer-... more »

New York Apple Association welcomes Nathaniel Foster

Nathaniel Foster joins the New York Apple Association as account and event manager. He brings 20 years of experience in the grocery industry in retail purchasing and store operations, customer service, and sales and account... more »

Trellis systems, events helped by Michigan Tree Fruit Commission mini-grants

Evaluating alternative building materials for trellis systems, providing support to Michigan State University Extension field staff to monitor orchards throughout the season and providing the resources for virtual and hybrid programming were goals of two... more »

Appointments made to Michigan Cherry Committee, Tree Fruit Commission

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer recently announced the following appointments to the Michigan Cherry Committee and Michigan Tree Fruit Commission. Michigan Cherry Committee Dave Hackert, of Ludington, is the vice president of Indian Summer Co-op where... more »

Total number of apples in storage on May 1 was 6.2% more than 2021

The U.S. Apple Association has released its May 2022 USAppleTracker. According to the survey, the total number of apples in storage on May 1, 2022, was 58.2 million bushels, 6.2% more than last May’s total... more »

Funding set to make tree fruit a top choice for Ontario consumers

It will soon be easier for Ontarians to buy local apples and other tree fruit when they’re doing their grocery shopping. Ontario Apple Growers are receiving cost share funding from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture,... more »

Apples among California crops to feel squeeze from Ukraine war

As Russia's invasion of Ukraine drives up prices of grains, sunflower oil and other commodities, several California crops may begin to feel ripple effects from the war, underscoring their link to global markets. Todd Sanders,... more »

Cold effects on pollination, fruit set and hardiness in apples, cherries eyed

On April 12, Washington State University's Matthew Whiting, professor in the Horticulture Department, and Bernardita Sallato, WSU Tree Fruit Extension specialist, hosted a meeting that brought the tree fruit industry together to discuss challenges and... more »

Current Issue

May 2022 issue of Fruit Growers News

IFG adds cherry focus to influence industry progression

Growers feel fertilizer, input cost crunch

Research station trees boosted by Michigan group

Grower, researcher look at the viability of FruitScout

Texas vineyard succeeds in hostile growing climate

Farm Market column: Project shows markets are essential businesses

Ag Labor Review column: Heat is on to keep protecting workers on the farm

Notes From the Farm column: Apparel upgrades, reader questions keep one busy

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