Intensive management improves fruit quality

{Sponsored} Optimizing orchard productivity in a high-density apple production system requires vigilant management. “High-density systems enable you to grow better-quality fruit, but they also force you to be a better culturist. The tighter you plant... more »

Irrigation treatment units offer alternatives to acid injections

Chemical-free water treatment systems offer a new way to deal with hard-water problems in irrigation systems and orchards. In addition to building up inside irrigation systems and on fruit, hard-water minerals can impact plant uptake... more »

Organic processes, transitions get boost with grant funds

Organic is one of the most dynamic and fast-growing segments of the U.S. agricultural market. It is also an increasingly important engine of growth for New York state, with more than 1,400 certified organic operations... more »

Ontario apple growers featured in documentary series

The Ardiel family of Apple Springs Orchards in Clarksburg, Ontario, will be one of the three farms featured on Real Farm Lives, a documentary web series that aims to challenge misperceptions Canadians have about agriculture. In... more »

Cornell University professor breeds new apples

Apple lovers in central New York can crunch into two new breeds of apples developed by a professor at Cornell University that are only available for orchards part of Crunchtime Apple Growers. According to a... more »

Vermont apple producers report an excellent crop

One bad apple crop is to be expected occasionally, given Vermont’s frigid northerly climate – but not this year. According to a report in the Rutland Herald, apple growers across Vermont are reporting a brisk... more »

Kissabel, the ‘Red Inside’ apple makes debut at Fruit Attraction

For the first time Kissabel, the new range of apples with colored flesh – from pink to intense red – will have its own showcase at Fruit Attraction. Visitors to the Madrid exhibition, to be... more »

National tour shares up-close look at Cosmic Crisp, WSU hops

Developing the next generation of hops and apples, including the much-anticipated Cosmic Crisp apple, researchers at Washington State University shared the latest advances this month with visitors from state agriculture departments nationwide. ... more »

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