Research seeks suppression of bitter pit

Focusing on the early season may help to moderate the “terrible scourge” of bitter pit in Honeycrisp apples, according to a tree fruit specialist with Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture Program. Research... more »

Longtime New York apple grower George Lamont dies at age 83

Word has been received of the death of George Fredrick Lamont, age 83, of Saranac Lake, New Hork, who died on Friday, March 13, 2020 at Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake. George Lamont, a... more »

Michigan Apple Committee announces 2020 research funding

The Michigan Apple Committee board approved funding for 2020 research projects this month. Research is an important part of MAC’s mission. “Members of the MAC Board of Directors select growers to serve on the research... more »

Riveridge Produce Marketing creates marketing mix for Evercrisp apples

Today’s consumers have more and more choices at the grocer, including the produce department. With the volume increasing for the Evercrisp variety, Riveridge set out to create awareness around the “newer” variety with a mix... more »

Appointments set for Michigan cherry, tree fruit and beverage groups

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has announced the following appointments to the Michigan Cherry Committee, Michigan Tree Fruit Commission and the Michigan Craft Beverage Council. Michigan Cherry Committee Paul D. Hubbell, of Williamsburg, is the owner... more »

Apples in storage at 103.3M, 14% more than a year ago

The U.S. Apple association has released itse March 2020 edition of Market News. This is the fifth report on the 2019 apple crop. According to the survey, this year’s fresh apple holdings on March 1,... more »

Al Dietrich named Michigan Pomesters Fruit Person of the Year

The Michigan Pomesters co-hosted a reception with the Midwest Apple Improvement Association during the International Fruit Tree Association annual meeting in mid-February in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The social event was held in lieu of the... more »

Applewood Fresh Growers president resigns to start consulting firm

Applewood Fresh Growers LLC of Sparta, Michigan, on March 4 announced that Nicholas Mascari has decided to step down as president and minority owner effective March 3, 2020. According to a news release, Mascari will be... more »

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