Cosmic Crisp reaches new heights with top 10 listing
For the first time, the Washington State University-bred Cosmic Crisp apple joined the ranks of the top 10 best-selling U.S. apple varieties. A review of Nielsen supermarket sales data by Proprietary Variety Management (PVM), the... more »
Magic Star apple nears commercial debut in the U.S.
Fresh Forward, a plant breeder and marketing company in Huissen, The Netherlands, has been chosen as the exclusive U.S. propagation and commercialization manager for WUR200 cv. — the apple branded as Magic Star. “We have... more »
Produce Pay makes Fast Company innovators list
ProducePay, designed to transform the global produce industry into a more connected and sustainable supply chain, has been named to Fast Company’s prestigious annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2023. This year’s... more »
USDA session tackles H-2A, labor shortages
To combat increasing labor shortages, growers are adapting labor-saving technology and modifying their cultivation practices, including lessening and delaying pruning and weeding. The gravity of the crisis was highlighted in a session at the Feb.... more »
Trials show proven bitter pit management with Póma
(Sponsored) A 2018 study in the Hudson Valley of New York state showed increased Honeycrisp profits, due to bitter pit management, with the use of Póma foliar nutrient. The trial's goal was to evaluate if Póma,... more »
Is Your Pest Protection Washing Away?
Delegate® WG Insecticide, with Jemvelva™ active, Performs Well in Michigan Rainfast Studies (Sponsored) Concerned that rainfall could increase the chance of pests damaging your tree fruit, even though you recently treated with an insecticide? How... more »
Brett Reasor joins Columbia Fruit as CEO
Brett Reasor will be joining New Columbia Fruit Packers LLC (Columbia Fruit) as its CEO on March 1. Current CEO Mike Wade will transition to the role of chairman. ... more »
USApple creates environmental affairs position
The U.S. Apple Association has promoted one of its staffers to lead sustainability and environmental matters. Mitchell Liwanag, who was USApple’s manager of association management, has been promoted to manager of environmental affairs. [caption id="attachment_37089"... more »