Apples

Michigan Apple Committee board elects officers

The Michigan Apple Committee Board of Directors elected new officers at their March 28 meeting. Mark Youngquist of Kent City was elected chair, Michael Dietrich of Conklin was elected vice chair and Damon Glei of... more »

T&G Global claims ‘world’s first commercial robotic apple harvest’

T&G Global is claiming the ‘world’s first commercial robotic apple harvest’ in a post on the company website. The harvest at T&G’s “home operations” in New Zealand’s Hawkes Bay orchards comes four years after working... more »

Cider contest win good news for Brown’s Orchard

Winning a regional cider contest was a bittersweet cap to the growing year for Brown’s Orchards and Farm Market. The Brown family grows on 216 acres in what cider manager Brett Krosse calls “the rolling... more »

WSU marketers count down to Cosmic Crisp launch

Marketers are counting down for the fall 2019 launch of the Cosmic Crisp apple variety. Their mission? To boldly go where no apple has gone before. Pink Lady, the first apple with a trademark, debuted... more »

Cornell/USDA rootstock program reimagines how apples are grown

Bite into an apple, and you’re tasting the fruit of scientific progress with deep roots. Apple-growing operations over the past half-century have undergone a stark transformation. Large, stately trees have given way to diminutive ones... more »

Riveridge selling half of Michigan’s fresh apples

One out of every two Michigan apples will be marketed and sold by a single company, after Riveridge Produce Marketing’s purchase of Jack Brown Produce’s brand and fresh-pack sales operation. Both companies are based in... more »

Tour de Fresh’s 2019 route, beneficiaries announced

Tour de Fresh recently laid out the route for its sixth annual charity cycling race that funds salad bars in schools. The ride, presented by the California Giant Foundation, will take place this fall with the Pacific... more »

Pennsylvania growers struggle with spotted lanternfly

The Mid-Atlantic and Midwest are better known for apple production than wine, but it is winegrape growers who perhaps have the most to lose from the latest pest threatening that region. Spotted lanternfly (SLF) is... more »


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