Apples

Georgia apple assessment approved; wine/grape check-off fails

Georgia apple producers recently voted to continue the Georgia Apple Commission Marketing Order for an additional three years. The new marketing order will allow the assessment rate to be changed from the current two cents... more »

Total apples in storage April 1: 75.5 million bushels, 1.1% more than 2021

The U.S. Apple Association has released its latest USAppleTracker survey results. According to the survey, the total number of apples in storage on April 1, 2022, was 75.5 million bushels, 1.1% more than last April’s... more »

New York Apple Sales’ innovation drives growing

Effectively working with growers, embracing technology and marketing its products in new ways are key elements to the success of New York Apple Sales. The emergence of newer generations should also influence the future of... more »

Ohio Produce Growers & Marketers Association mourns death of Dick Bachman

The Ohio Produce Growers and Marketers Association would like to keep the family of Dick Bachman in our thoughts and prayers for their recent loss. Richard Lee “Dick” Bachman of Carroll, Ohio passed away peacefully... more »

Viewing physiology of fruit thinning, available online tools

As most of you know thinning is not an exact science. There are many factors that can make a thinning chemical work effectively and others that make it less effective. Alan Lakso, Emeritus at Cornell... more »

Catoctin Mountain Orchard perfects innovation, marketing

The story of Catoctin Mountain Orchard in Thurmont, Maryland, is marked by hard work and determination since its foundation. Robert (Bob) Black is 70 years old, and has seen all of the farm’s growth since... more »

Apple growers urged to weigh in on proposed crop insurance changes

Apple growers are being urged to respond prior to April 15 regarding proposed changes to the USDA Risk Management Agency's apple crop insurance policy. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced Dec. 14 publication of... more »

Michigan Apple Committee announces 2022 research funding

The Michigan Apple Committee (MAC) board approved funding for 2022 research projects on March 3.  Research is an important part of MAC’s mission. “Members of the MAC Board of Directors select growers to serve on... more »

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May 2022 issue of Fruit Growers News

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