Midwest Apple Improvement Association adds 65 years’ experiences to its team

With the growing season accelerating, the Amherst, Ohio-based Midwest Apple Improvement Association is strengthening the support it provides to its more than 1,000 members by adding two industry veterans to its team. Bill Pitts –... more »

Arctic Apples introducing new product options at PMA Foodservice

Summerland, British, Columbia-based Okanagan Specialty Fruits, developer and grower behind the Arctic apple, will be showcasing their newest product at the PMA Foodservice exhibition July 21-22 in Monterey, California. In addition to their 40 oz.... more »

Georgia producers appointed to commodity commissions

Ex officio members of the Georgia Agriculture Commodity Commissions met June 30 to make appointments to several of the commissions.  The following appointments were approved: Andy Futch and John Reece, both of Gilmer County, were... more »

Successful first year reported for Washington apples license plates

Washington apples specialty license plates had an impressive first year of sales with 747 purchased as of June 30. $28 from each plate benefits college-bound students through the Washington Apple Education Foundation. The foundation is... more »

Healthy Snack Award goes to Cosmic Crisp for second year in a row

For the second year in a row, the Cosmic Crisp brand apple has earned a Healthy Snack Award from Good Housekeeping Institute. Appearing in the July/August issue of Good Housekeeping Magazine, the 2021 Healthy Snack... more »

Hazel Tech hosting free Apple Quality Summit focused on variety, variability

Hazel Technologies Inc., a USDA-funded technology company delivering solutions for fresh produce to extend shelf-life, increase sales, and fight food waste, has scheduled its July virtual Apple Quality Summit. The one-hour event will be held... more »

Study eyes rootstock vigor responses to varied influences in Ambrosia apple trees

In recent years, awareness has been raised around the benefits of diversifying rootstocks, in order to enhance tree health and sustain apple fruit production under the influence of climate change. However, performances of many rootstocks... more »

Abundant Robotics discontinues fruit harvesting business

Abundant Robotics, a Hayward, California-based agricultural robotics company founded in 2016, has shut down. According to a memo about Abundant’s liquidation, the company “was unable to develop the market traction necessary to support its business... more »

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