Apples

USApple selects 2019 Young Apple Leaders

The U.S. Apple Association (USApple) today announced its class of 2019 Young Apple Leaders. Twenty-two accomplished and aspiring young women and men were selected by the organization to join with, and learn from, USApple leaders... more »

Three Washington tree fruit companies acquired by N.C. firm

Three large Washington tree fruit companies have been acquired by a North Carolina firm. International Farming Corporation (IFC), a North Carolina asset management firm focused on the agricultural sector, said in a released statement Jan.... more »

Interpoma China: New location Shanghai for the third edition

The Chinese market is getting more and more attractive for the apple sector:  China is the first producer in the world, with 44 million tons, and has an ever-increasing need to innovate the methods of... more »

Natural habitats, bee diversity aids better apple production

A Cornell-led study, published Jan. 18 in the journal Science, shows that apple orchards surrounded by agricultural lands are visited by a less diverse collection of bee species than orchards surrounded by natural habitats. In turn,... more »

Counting app released for Munckhof’s Pluk-O-Trak

Munckhof Fruit Tech Innovators have debuted automatic counting function for its Pluk-O-Trak advanced harvesting system. The new product automatically counts the quantity of harvested fruit per picker and per row. The new app will help... more »

US fresh apple holdings down from average

U.S. fresh apple holdings in January are down compared to a year ago, as well as compared to the 5-year average, according to the U.S. Apple Association. U.S. Apple recently conducted a survey of storage facilities,... more »

Applewood Fresh Growers launched in Sparta, Michigan

Third-generation Michigan apple grower Scott Swindeman is launching a new venture with Applewood Fresh Growers, a grower, packer, shipper and marketer of Michigan apples. Applewood Fresh Growers is located in Sparta, the state's “powerhouse” area... more »

Riveridge Produce adds Jack Brown Produce’s marketing

Michigan apple growers will be in position to gain additional markets and supply increasing customer consolidations with the blending of the sales divisions of Riveridge Produce Marketing and Jack Brown Produce. The pairing will market... more »


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