Apples

Apple exports, value down for 2018 crop, says USApple

Apple exports for the 2018 crop were down 27 percent from the previous year, said the U.S. Apple Association today at the organization’s annual Crop and Outlook Marketing Conference. The value of apple exports fell... more »

Convertible cover for protected apple cultivation unveiled

What is a way of protecting apple cultivation from pests and fungal diseases while reducing the use of pesticides as much as possible? Researchers at Wageningen University & Research in the Netherlands may have developed an... more »

Nova Scotia apple industry gets research funding

Last week, Canadian officials announced funding for the Nova Scotia Fruit Growers' Association (NSFGA) for research to improve the production and storage of high-quality apples. An investment of up to $384,490 from the federal AgriScience Program... more »

Be sure to properly manage tree fruit rots in the 2019 season

Depending on your location, significant rainfall has occurred recently in Pennsylvania. Unfortunately, these rainy, humid conditions are quite favorable for rot, both in establishment and spread. Vigilance is needed in the orchard, especially if brown... more »

Fresh Arctic Apple slices launching into foodservice markets

Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc. (OSF) introduced non-browning Arctic apple fresh slices to a receptive foodservice industry at the Produce Marketing Association’s (PMA) recent Foodservice Show in Monterey, California. “It was exciting for us to exhibit... more »

USDA projects 2019 apple production to rise 4%

The 2019 U.S. apple crop is up 4% compared with a year ago, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s first forecast. The 2019 crop – fresh and processing crops – is forecast at 10.6 billion... more »

NASS forecasts 2019 Northwest fruit production

The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) on Aug. 12 released estimates for fruit production in the Pacific Northwest for the current season. NASS’ Olympia office detailed forecasts for Idaho, Oregon and Washington state. Fruit... more »

2019 Washington apple harvest predicted to be 137.3 million boxes

The Washington State Tree Fruit Association (WSTFA) released its forecast for the 2019 Washington state fresh apple crop on Aug. 7. The 2019 forecast is for a fresh pack crop of 137.3 million standard forty-pound... more »


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