Apples

WSU Tree Fruit Network Event to focus on orchard economics

The Washington State University Extension Tree Fruit Team is presenting "Bringining Economics to the Table," a closer look at the economics of orchards. The Next Generation Tree Fruit Network event will be held on Feb.... more »

American Cider Association announces 2022 board election results

The American Cider Association (ACA) announced Feb. 4 the results of its annual board of directors election at their 2022 industry trade conference called CiderCon, held this year in Richmond, Virginia. The ACA is the... more »

12th Annual CiderCon draws more than 800 attendees

The 12th Annual CiderCon took place in Richmond, Virginia from Feb. 1-Feb. 4, 2022. This was a return to an in person event after holding CiderCon 2021 in a virtual space. CiderCon is the American... more »

Washington Apple Education Foundation has new executive director

The Washington Apple Education Foundation (WAEF) announces the hiring of  Faviola Barbosa as its new executive director. Barbosa began Feb. 1 in this role with the tree fruit industry’s charity. Faviola... more »

‘Orchard of the Future’ effort between the Netherlands, Washington state eyed

In February 2021 partners in Washington state and the Netherlands signed a collaboration agreement focused on the Orchard of the Future. With this agreement the partners, 25 in total, expressed the desire to work towards... more »

Scab-immune apple varieties are worth a try in the backyard

Apples are one of the most popular fruits consumed by people of all ages. They come in a wide variety of colors, sizes, tastes and are used in many products as a primary and secondary... more »

Advertised retail prices rise for specialty crops, including Honeycrisp

Advertised prices for specialty crops at major retail supermarket outlets ending during the period of  Jan. 22-Feb. 3 show some sharp increases. According to USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service, due to high costs and supply chain... more »

New WSU lab to study evolving bacterial foes of tree fruit

In bad years, microbial disease heavy hitters like fire blight and X-disease phytoplasma cost apple, cherry, and pear growers hundreds of millions of dollars nationally in lost fruit as well as treatment and removal of infected... more »

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May 2022 issue of Fruit Growers News

IFG adds cherry focus to influence industry progression

Growers feel fertilizer, input cost crunch

Research station trees boosted by Michigan group

Grower, researcher look at the viability of FruitScout

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Farm Market column: Project shows markets are essential businesses

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