Removing unmanaged apple and pear trees

Acreage of pear orchards in Lake County has declined steadily from an historical high of over 8,000 acres in 1977 to just over 2,200 acres today. This indicates how difficult it is to make a... more »

Apple holdings down from last year

According to the U.S. Apple Association, fresh apple holdings Nov. 1 totaled 103.8 million bushels, a 7 percent decrease from last year and 2 percent less than the five-year average.Processing apple holdings totaled 38.2 million... more »

Brown marmorated stink bug a dangerous pest

USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Administrator Ed Knipling and other agency experts met with representatives from the apple and other agricultural industries last week to address the impact of a rapidly emerging orchard pest –... more »

Apple price surge pleases Chinese growers

While price hikes of Apple products affect only fans of smartphones and computers, the recent price hikes of apples, the eating kind, has caused concerns among more than one billion people in China. read... more »

Americans steer clear of apple harvest

Unemployment is stuck at above 9 percent, and it's become commonplace to call this the worst economy since the Great Depression. NPRTo read more, click here. more »

New apple varieties hit the market

The names can be quirky, sublime or romantic. Yakima HeraldTo read more, click here. more »

CMI mourns Glady Bellamy

Glady Bellamy, president of Columbia Marketing International, Wenatchee, Wash., died unexpectedly Oct. 1. He was 58.Bellamy was born in Goldendale, Wash., in 1952 and raised in central California. After earning a business degree, he moved... more »

Late season frost cuts apple harvest In half

The apple crop in 2009 was record breaking to say the least! This year...not so much.Collectively across the state, Michigan apple growers say their harvest is about "half" of what it was last year. There... more »

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