Judge orders mediation for SweeTango dispute

The two parties in the SweeTango legal dispute have been ordered to mediate their differences.On Feb. 4, Judge Lloyd Zimmerman of Minnesota’s Fourth Judicial District dismissed most of the claims filed against Pepin Heights Orchard... more »

February apple holdings down 2 percent from 2010

U.S. fresh-market apple holdings of 65.9 million bushels on Feb. 1, reflect a 2 percent decrease compared to February 2010 holdings of 67.5 million bushels, and were 1 percent more than the five-year average of... more »

Judge orders mediation in SweeTango apple lawsuit

A judge ordered the University of Minnesota and apple growers fighting for the right to grow a new apple developed at the university into mediation on Friday. The Kansas City Star.Read more of the story... more »

Michigan confirms stink bug

The Michigan Department of Agriculture (MDA) confirmed the presence of brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB), Halyomorpha halys (Stål), in Michigan. The identity of two specimens – one from Berrien County and the other from Eaton... more »

Light brown apple moth detected in Oregon

The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) confirmed a single detection of Light Brown Apple Moth (LBAM), marking the first time the insect pest has been found in the state. However, ODA emphasized there is no... more »

Fresh and processing apple holdings down from 2010

U.S. fresh-market apple holdings of 78.5 million bushels on January 1, 2011, reflect a four-percent decrease compared to January 2010 holdings of 81.6 million bushels, and were one percent less than the five-year average of... more »

OSU helps decode strawberry genome in bid to improve fruit

Researchers at Oregon State University have helped sequence the genome of a wild strawberry, laying the groundwork for genetic improvements to related fruits like apples, peaches and pears.The advance was published online by the journal... more »

December apple holdings down

U.S. fresh-market apple holdings on Dec. 1 were 91.3 million bushels, a 4 percent decrease from December 2009 holdings and 1 percent less than the five-year average.Total processing apple holdings on Dec. 1 were 35.4... more »

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