Apples

Arctic apple engineers welcome scrutiny, growers’ help

In a hotel conference room in eastern Washington, Okanagan Specialty Fruits employee Jessica Brady takes two apparently identical yellow apples – one in each hand – kneels, and smashes them into the ground. A thin... more »

Illinois seeks entries for the 2019 sweet, hard cider contests

Cider making is starting, so make sure to pull some samples to submit for the 2019 Sweet and Hard Cider Contests. The 30th annual Sweet Apple Cider Contest and 17th annual Hard Cider Contest will... more »

BASF creates a new world of chemistry with new mode of action insecticide

{Sponsored} Growers have a new chemistry on their side in the fight against piercing-sucking insect pests with BASF’s novel mode of action insecticide active ingredient, InscalisⓇ insecticide. Targeting aphids, Asian citrus psyllids and whiteflies, Inscalis insecticide... more »

Crunch Time Apple Growers garner international awards

Crunch Time Apple Growers have won three Silver Davey Awards in the 14th annual contest, as announced by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts. With 3,000 entries from across the US and around the... more »

Modes of action, product solubility key in fall weed control

A multi-year plan of control is the starting point for fall herbicide applications in tree fruit. The weed control plan should include tank mixing herbicides with multiple modes of action, rotating modes of action, evaluating... more »

British Columbia shows research flair

Many of the cherries grown commercially around the world have had their origins in Summerland, British Columbia. Work continues to develop fruit varieties with specific traits and qualities. The Summerland Research Station, established in 1914,... more »

Maine’s Moran pinpoints consumer apple preferences

Renae Moran, an associate professor of pomology at the University of Maine and a fruit tree specialist with UMaine Cooperative Extension, was interviewed by the Bangor Daily News for an article about changes in consumer preferences for... more »

Honeycrisp gains notorious reputation as its market soars

Despite the extra work, growers will keep planting, picking and selling Honeycrisp apples, as long as the core economics makes sense. That's the consensus reported in a Nov. 8 story published by Bloomberg titled "The Curse... more »


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