Apples

Fruit and vegetable veteran Tom Tjerandsen dies

Tom Tjerandsen, a California and Chilean produce industry icon, has died. Tjerandsen, 80, was influential in California fruit exports and Southern Hemisphere imports. He was based in Sonoma, California, where he died Nov. 8. Tjerandsen... more »

Michigan Apple Committee wins specialty crop promotional grants

The Michigan Apple Committee (MAC) has received grants to help that state’s apple growers improve marketing to shoppers and grocery retailers. The 2022 USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBG) grants provide MAC $200,000 dedicated... more »

U.S. apple holdings down from last November

Fresh and processing apple inventories are reported down this year from the previous November, according to a Nov. 14 report from the U.S. Apple Association. According to USApple, fresh apple holdings on Nov. 1 totaled... more »

John Deere introduces tractors for orchards, vineyards

John Deere is widening its lineup of specialty tractors designed for work in narrow orchards and vineyards with the addition of the new 5EN and 5ML Series. The popular 5EN from the past is back... more »

Pink Lady apple breeder honored

Apple industry people paid tribute to John Cripps, the apple breeder who developed the Cripps Pink apple, marketed as Pink Lady. At the Nov. 1 International Pink Lady Alliance (IPLA) conference in Bangkok, Thailand, Cripps,... more »

Best crop management practices for apple growers

In order to grow high-quality apples, growers must understand proper management practices, rootstock selections and more. Fruit growers will learn about this topic, among other fruit sessions, at the 2022 Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and... more »

PickTrace labor management expands services

A labor management company that offers fresh produce industry growers a digital solution for time, attendance and productivity tracking of employees has expanded services to ease hiring and payment processes. PickTrace, Glendale, California, first offered... more »

Robert Saunders receives southeastern farm award

Virginia Tech alumnus Robert Saunders has been named the 2022 Swisher/Sunbelt Southeastern Farmer of the Year. Saunders is the general manager of Saunders Brothers Inc., a multi-generational farm in Piney River, Virginia, that he operates... more »

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