Apples

Arctic apples concludes 2020 with largest harvest to date

Summerland, British Columbia-based Okanagan Specialty Fruits (OSF), developer and grower behind the Arctic apple, announced the completion of the 2020 Arctic apple harvest, its largest to date. According to a news release, the apples were... more »

USApple donates to emergency feeding program for school children

The U.S. Apple Association (USApple) announced Oct. 27 it has donated funding from its grant program, Apples4Ed, to the School Nutrition Foundation’s “Help Feed School Kids Now!” emergency feeding campaign. According to a news release,... more »

New York state takes the Big Apple Crunch Challenge

Take the Crunch Challenge this year as part of the eighth annual Big Apple Crunch, which inspires folks to buy a New York State apple during harvest to help support local agriculture and family farms. "New... more »

Penn State Extension’s Tree Fruit Production Guide wins national award

A publication created by Penn State Extension has been lauded for excellence by the American Society for Horticultural Science, a national organization dedicated to advancing all facets of horticultural research, education and application. The 2020-21... more »

Tree planting at the new Tukey Orchard in Washington state takes shape

Washington State University’s tree fruit orchard is growing into its new location just outside Pullman. The orchard, which moved from its previous location due to the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport runway realignment, is now located on... more »

Nick Nadai succeeding Phil Pitts with Michigan Processing Apple Growers

Phil Pitts, sales desk manager for the Michigan Processing Apple Growers, also known as the Apple Division of the Michigan Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Association (MACMA), plans to retire Jan. 21, 2021. Pitts is being succeeded... more »

Climate change or not, NW Ohio, SE Michigan apple growers are hurting this fall

Call it climate change or yet another anomaly. But this fall’s apple crop is no bumper crop here in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan, thanks to a late-spring freeze and late-summer drought. According to a... more »

Apple Residue Report released by Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission

Since 2011, the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission (WTFRC) has conducted studies in apple and cherry to generate pesticide residue data for commonly used insecticides and fungicides to help Washington growers make more informed choices... more »


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