Apples

Michigan Apple Committee pilots new pop up display bins

The Michigan Apple Committee is adding cardboard pop-up display bins to its in-store offerings on a pilot basis this fall. The bins will be featured beginning this month at select Fresh Thyme, Meijer, Piggly Wiggly... more »

BelleHarvest introduces earth-friendly sustainable packaging

BelleHarvest, Belding, Michigan-based apple distributor, continues to push the limits of the apple industry by introducing new 100% recyclable, sustainable packaging. The earth-friendly cartons are an industry first and just launched this month. According to... more »

WSU webinar: How do We Measure and Manage Soil Health for Productive Orchards?

Washington State University's Tree Fruit Extension has scheduled a webinar, "How do We Measure and Manage Soil Health for Productive Orchards? It will be held Nov. 4 or 5 (your choice of dates) at 9... more »

Story outlines why Northeast US apples may taste different this year

Farmers are often at the mercy of the elements. Severe weather such as derechos, flooding, hurricanes and frost can destroy their crops within several hours or over the span of a season. According to a story by AccuWeather... more »

Cool, fall nights challenge fruit storability

The highly desirable Honeycrisp apple is also one of the most tender apples we grow. It has an extreme sensitivity to low temperature that we usually see after harvest following some weeks of cold storage.... more »

October proclaimed Michigan Apple Month

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has proclaimed October to be Michigan Apple Month, recognizing the importance of the Michigan apple industry. Michigan is known for its diverse agriculture, which includes many specialty crops such as apples. Apples... more »

Washington Apple Education Foundation launches scholarship resource website

The Washington Apple Education Foundation’s (WAEF) new scholarship resource website went live this week.  The site, located at www.scholarshipresources.org, was created to serve the scholarship information needs of college-bound students and their parents and school... more »

Detect and avoid nematode problems in your fruit planting

Plant-parasitic nematodes are microscopic round worms that live in the soil and feed on plant roots or foliage. Nematode feeding can cause a reduction in root volume and mass but above-ground symptoms such as stunting,... more »

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