Apples

USApple: Total number of apples in storage 15% above last year

U.S. Apple Association has released its January 2020 edition of Market News. This is the second report on the 2019 apple crop. According to the survey, this year’s fresh apple holdings on Jan. 1, 2020, totaled 104.0... more »

Dry Cider January announced by Cider Association

The American Cider Association is launching a month long campaign called Dry Cider January to promote their members’ ciders containing 0 grams of sugar. They will list the ciders on its website and will be promoting them... more »

Cider Association rings in new year with a new look, name

After eight years using the title of United States Association of Cider Makers, or USACM for short, the cider industry trade group has updated its brand. On Dec. 31, 2019, the group unveiled its shorter,... more »

Ontario growers cut corners for success

Gerbe Botden is a young apple grower who appreciates the benefits of modern orchard technology, such as Botden Orchards’ massive over-the-row recycling sprayer that towers over four rows. The sprayer attracted immediate attention from a... more »

Product offers nitrogen in short, targeted bursts

At a time when growers are beginning to apply a minimum of nitrogen, two products from British Levity Crop Science and OMEX Agrifluids USA are marketed to growers to target specific stages in growth, such... more »

MapMyApple offers orchard organization, problem diagnosis

Commercial orchards are often a patchwork quilt – blocks with different cultivars, planted in different years. Varieties have different schedules with various bloom times and harvest times. A disorganized grower risks getting lost in all... more »

Ontario Apple Growers elect leaders

Cathy McKay of Port Perry has been elected as the new Chair of the Ontario Apple Growers (OAG). After serving as Vice-chair since 2013, she replaces outgoing Chair Charles Stevens of Newcastle. Brian Rideout of... more »

Cider education included at 2020 Northwest Michigan Orchard and Vineyard Show

Parallel 45 and Michigan State University Extension are pleased to host Bri Ewing Valliere, a clinical assistant professor of the School of Food Science at Washington State University, at the Northwest Michigan Orchard and Vineyard Show, Jan. 14-15, 2020,... more »


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