Reduction of overwintering inoculum in orchards with apple scab

George Sundin, Plant Pathology and Amy Irish-Brown, MSU Extension EducatorApple scab infection was prevalent this year, mostly due to three issues: (1) heavy inoculum carryover from 2009, which was a bad scab year; (2) large... more »

2011 Michigan Apple Queen applications accepted

The search for the 2011 Michigan Apple Queen is officially underway, with applications now available from the Michigan Apple Committee.Candidates must be between the ages of 17 and 23 and have a connection to the... more »

Ending strike, Mott’s plant union accepts deal

Dr Pepper Snapple and the union representing 300 workers at the Mott’s apple juice plant in Williamson, N.Y., announced a settlement late Monday that ends a 16-week strike and includes a wage freeze, but not... more »

Mexico puts tariffs on apples again

By Matt Milkovich, Managing EditorThe Mexican government has imposed tariffs on more imported U.S. goods, including fresh and dried apples and other produce items.The 20-percent tariffs are part of Mexico’s retaliation for the United States’... more »

Scientists crack the apple genome

The complete genetic code of an apple has been mapped for the first time in a development that could lead to healthier and tastier varieties. read more, click here. more »

Rothwell named chair of USApple

Julia Baehre Rothwell of Grand Rapids, Mich., was elected chairman of the U.S. Apple Association’s (USApple) board of directors in August, during USApple’s 2010 Apple Crop Outlook & Marketing Conference in Chicago.Rothwell has served on... more »

Anthracnose found in Michigan?

This spring, growers across Michigan noticed that a few of their Macintosh trees were dying. Most shrugged it off as winterkill, a common thing in a state known for harsh winters. While some reports called... more »

2010 apple crop to be smaller than average

By Matt Milkovich, Managing EditorThe size of the U.S. apple crop in 2010 will be 221.5 million bushels.That’s the estimate the U.S. Apple Association (USApple) came up with Aug. 20, during its annual Apple Crop... more »

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