Apples

Trials test disease resistance of cider apple varieties

“The goal was to check these out and just allow the disease to run rampant at our site in East Lansing – which is far away from most commercial orchards.”

“Let the diseases run and then see where we are with the susceptibilities.”

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Mr. Apple’s orchard plan hits the mark in New Zealand

“Instead of carrying dozens of folders, and looking up all of the information, it’s all at our fingertips here on the iPad.

“Having all of that information there has just been so important to us in developing the apple and doing what we say is the best for the apple to get the best performance.”

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Apple industry leader Fred Hess dies at age 70

Frederick E. Hess, noted for his leadership on many apple organizations including the U.S. Apple Association, PA Apple Marketing Board,and the U.S. Ap... more »

Trials test disease resistance of cider apple varieties

A set of trials at Michigan State University (MSU) is testing cider apples for toughness against scab and fire blight. MSU researcher George Sundin... more »

Crunch Time Apple closes sales season for managed varieties

Wolcott,  New York-based Crunch Time Apple Growers reports SnapDragon apples realized a 38 percent increase in sales at the end of first quarter 20... more »

New Zealand Honeycrisp apples. Photo: New York Apple Sales

June 1 fresh apple inventories at 31.6 million bushels

According to the June 2018 edition of the U.S. Apple Association's Market News –the last report on the 2017 apple crop  – this year’s fresh a... more »

Mr. Apple’s orchard plan hits the mark in New Zealand

Innovation breeds success in tree fruit production. A perfect example is the iPad orchard management system developed by Mr. Apple near Mangateretere ... more »

New Zealand Honeycrisp apples. Photo: New York Apple Sales

Washington apple growers brace for impact of Mexico tariffs

Washington’s apple growers are looking for new markets to make up for the expected loss of business after Mexico, their biggest export customer, imp... more »

Year-round tasting room needs staff, space

An investment in year-round staff and expansion is paying off for Blake Farms in Armada, Michigan. Blake’s Orchard grows 45 different apple varie... more »

Slowing down fire blight by shutting down growth

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="463"] It is important to monitor your orchard site for conditions. Photo: Kari Peter, Penn State[/caption] ... more »

John Deere has low-profile, narrow 5075GL high-value crop tractor 

John Deere has introduced the 5075GL Specialty Tractor for orchard and vineyard growers who want a powerful, low and narrow tractor to maintain and ha... more »

Cornell research is growing the hard cider industry in New York

To say that hard cider has been making a comeback is an understatement. In the U.S. alone, the hard cider market has increased more than ten-fold in t... more »


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