BASF’s Versys Inscalis insecticide approved for use in California crops 

BASF’s Versys insecticide has received registration for use in California on a variety of crop groups, including brassicas/cole crops, leaf and stem vegetables, pome fruit and stone fruit. Versys insecticide delivers effective control against aphids while... more »

Major growth trajectory continues for CMI Orchards in Washington state

Furthering its commitment to being a one-stop-shop for retailers looking for premium apples, pears and cherries grown in Washington state, CMI Orchards LLC reports continued expansion for the company. Strategic partnerships with Yakima Fruit, as... more »

Washington apple harvest estimated to hold steady at 134M boxes

The Washington State Tree Fruit Association released its forecast for the 2020 Washington state fresh apple crop on Aug. 7. The 2020 forecast is for a crop of 134 million standard 40-pound boxes of fresh... more »

Early Michigan apple varieties estimated to be ready at end of August

Michigan’s much-anticipated apple crop is right on schedule, and growers are ready to harvest the delicious fruit for consumers to enjoy. “Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, so many events and traditions have been cancelled. But nature... more »

Harvard Press: Essential Jamaican workers keep local orchards humming

Every spring, both Carlson and Westward orchards welcome several Jamaican farm workers to town who provide invaluable help during the busy seasons in the orchards. Throughout the spring, summer, and fall months, they work hard... more »

Interpoma 2020 is changing format and going digital 

Interpoma 2020 will be changing its look and become “Interpoma Connects 2020: Digital Days for the Apple Economy”, two days of events and webinars. According to a news release, the new format that will replace... more »

Michigan apple group touts benefits to digestive health

Michigan Apples can help keep your digestive system healthy, along with a balanced diet that includes many fruits and vegetables. The Michigan Apple Committee works with expert Shari Steinbach, M.S., R.D. to communicate the health... more »

Preventing apple fruit rots; pruning blossom-basted stone fruit trees

The rainfall in Pennsylvania due to summer thunderstorms has been feast or famine, depending on where you are located. The hot, dry weather has decreased disease pressure; however, we are not out of the woods.... more »

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