Apples

Ridgefest updates industry on Michigan apple, cherry research

As old apple orchards are removed to make way for more valuable cultivars, apple replant disease can be an issue causing early decline of trees planted into old orchard ground. Replant disorder occurs when new... more »

Grower innovations displayed in IFTA Summer Tour

At the International Fruit Tree Association’s (IFTA) 2022 Summer Tour, participants gained insights into effectively growing apples, cherries and pears. During the July 17-20 tour, industry participants visited Columbia River Basin fruit growers who told... more »

Washington tree fruit group donates air purifiers for worker housing

The Washington State Tree Fruit Association (WSTFA) has donated air purifiers to be used in farm worker housing. WSTFA delivered the units in recent weeks to the Catholic Charities of Central Washington and the Yakima... more »

IFTA tour highlights Washington fruit tree production systems

The International Fruit Tree Association (IFTA) summer tour provided participants insights into how growers can more efficiently grow apples, pears and cherries. This year, members of the Kennewick, Washington-based organization toured central and southeast Washington... more »

Penn State ag engineers design early step for robotic, green-fruit thinning

Penn State agricultural engineers have developed, for the first time, a prototype “end-effector” capable of deftly removing unwanted apples from trees — the first step toward robotic, green-fruit thinning. The development is important, according to... more »

EPA OKs Pace International’s BioSpectra for organics

Pace International, a sustainable postharvest solutions and technologies provider for the fresh produce industry, announced that BioSpectra® 100 SC is now listed by the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) for organic use in the U.S.... more »

Cornell’s AgriTech research center celebrates 140th anniversary

Cornell AgriTech, a preeminent center for food and agricultural research in Geneva, N.Y., will celebrate its 140th anniversary with an open house to showcase its impact on New York’s food and agricultural industries. The center... more »

UGA fruit pathologist inducted into IPM Hall of Fame

The Southern Integrated Pest Management Center (Southern IPM Center) has inducted University of Georgia Cooperative Extension fruit pathologist Phil Brannen into the Integrated Pest Management Hall of Fame for his significant contributions to commercial fruit... more »

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