Depending on how robot-ready an orchard is, the percentage of apples picked by the robot can vary by as much as 20 percent.
While non-native honeybees are the most numerous pollinators of Michigan apples, they are just one of the 99 species that visit Michigan orchards.
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Visitors to the trade show floor at the annual meeting of the Washington State Tree Fruit Association in Kennewick saw multiple robotics companies. Ro... more »
The U.S. Apple Association (USApple) has awarded a $5,000 grant to Bronx, New York, school P811X, The Academy for Career and Living Skills, as part ... more »
The U.S. Apple Association (USApple) is calling the Environmental Working Group’s “Dirty Dozen” list both “inaccurate” and “harmful” to ... more »
It its April, 2018 edition of Market News, the U.S. Apple Association issued its first report on the 2017 apple crop.
According to the survey repor... more »
Have you ever wondered how new looking and different tasting types of apples or tomatoes come to be? Improvements in taste, size, and color are often ... more »
A Michigan cherry and apple processor is closing its doors and auctioning off its equipment.
New Mill Capital, a national asset acquisition and dis... more »
[caption id="attachment_17030" align="alignright" width="248"] A Gala apple infected with newly described apple disease, Paecilomyces rot. Photo: Mega... more »
According to media reports, China is placing new tariffs on 128 products bought from the U.S. as retaliation against taxes approved by President Trump... more »
Be nice to wild bees: They live near your farm and go to work without being asked.
Native pollinators are a force for good in Michigan orchards, an... more »
Most people in agriculture understand the crucial role cultivated honeybees play in the production of specialty crops across the country, partic... more »