Apples

Michigan Pomesters name Phil Pitts ‘Fruit Man of the Year’

A processing apple sales manager credited with returning more than $2.5 million to growers in a single season is the Michigan Pomesters’ 2019 “Fruit Man of the Year.” Phil... more »

Equipment modifications, trials featured in IFTA tour

New equipment – everything from a harvest surveillance system to netting to protect from hail – were featured in a tour on the final day of the International Fruit Tree Association’s (IFTA) annual conference Feb.... more »

IFTA tour highlights innovative orchardists

The International Fruit Tree Association (IFTA) annual conference and tours hit the road Tuesday, Feb. 26 to learn from growers near Rochester, New York who have been trying new things in their orchards. The group... more »

Drape Net a viable option for orchard protection

An Australian product for tree fruit crop protection is making inroads to North America. Drape Net is a system for literally draping trees with netting that – similar to more expensive netting systems built into... more »

Virosoft producer, BioTepp, names new CEO

BioTEPP, an innovative biotechnology company that produces an effective biopesticide for apple trees and other fruit trees like pear, plum or peach trees, announced today the appointment of agronomist Sylvie Richard, as President and Chief... more »

Spotted lanterfly targeted by Valent spray Danitol

Valent U.S.A. LLC announced a FIFRA Section 2(ee) recommendation for the use of Danitol 2.4 EC Spray on spotted lanternfly – an invasive pest currently in Pennsylvania with the potential to devastate fruit trees, grape... more »

February’s fresh apple holdings down

American fresh apple holdings are down from 12 months ago, according to the U.S. Apple Association (USApple). The association wrote in a newsletter that fresh-market apple holdings were at 78.9 million bushels at the start... more »

Michigan tree fruit growers to vote on program continuation

Michigan Tree Fruit producers will vote on whether to continue the Michigan Tree Fruit Research & Development Program in a referendum conducted by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) Feb. 11-22. Ballots... more »


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