Apples

Texas panhandle growers threatened by wildfires

Catastrophic losses are imminent for Texas’ growers and agriculture producers in the state’s Panhandle and northwest region as five wildfires scorch the region. More than 850,000 acres have burned, and several fires are still not... more »

Cider association’s certification program goes global

The American Cider Association is expanding its beverage professional education and certification program globally. The Certified Cider Professional (CCP) program was launched at CiderCon 2016 with a particular focus on the U.S. Since then, the... more »

Webinar addresses fire blight research

A webinar will address issues related to fire blight integrated pest management. The webinar, 3-5 p.m. Pacific, March 14, is for commercial and non-commercial apple and pear growers, landscapers and orchard professionals. [caption id="attachment_17220" align="aligncenter"... more »

Sen. Cantwell praises post-tariff apple exports

U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, D-Washington, recently highlighted a successful apple export season, following India's decision to drop a 20% retaliatory tariff on U.S. apples. Prakash Gupta, consul general of a new India Consulate in Seattle,... more »

FGN webinar focuses on productivity in the apple orchard

The Fruit Growers News is hosting a webinar designed to inform apple growers how to profitably increase yields without increasing inputs. The webinar, "Apple Production Challenges and Solutions: A Global Perspective," is at at 2 p.m.... more »

Stemilt’s West Mathison named Apple Citizen of the Year

West Mathison, president and CEO of Stemilt Growers for 19 years, is the 2024 Apple Citizen of the Year. The Washington State Apple Blossom Festival awarded Mathison the honor on Feb. 10 at the Performing... more »

Ciderhuset savors tradition in Norway’s fjords

Norwegian orchardists Åge Eitungjerde and Eli-Grete Høyvik have cultivated a rich legacy in cider and juice production that unfolds against the breathtaking backdrop of the Sognefjord on Norway’s western coast. Nestled in the heart of... more »

Frecon Farms: 8 decades of Pennsylvania apples

Sustaining soil health is a key ingredient in Frecon Farms’ success. The third-generation farming operation, which grows apples and peaches, began in 1944 in Boyertown, Pennsylvania, 37 miles northwest of Philadelphia. Frecon Farms, which celebrates... more »

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