Apples

Michigan crowns Kelley Chase apple queen

Kelley Chase is  the 2024 Michigan Apple Queen. Chase, a Michigan State University (MSU) student, was crowned Dec. 5 during the Michigan Apple Committee's 20th Annual Growers Luncheon at the Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable &... more »

Great Apple Rescue helps West Virginia apple growers

In what’s being called The Great Apple Rescue of 2023, the Farmlink Project is finding homes for a large West Virginia apple crop. Without the food charity’s work, nearly a dozen West Virginia apple growers... more »

Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention to include strawberry growers group

Multiple concurrent educational sessions and a large industry trade show will be featured during the three days of the 2024 Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention. In its 47th year, this coming year’s event is scheduled... more »

Bill seeks protections for specialty crop exports

U.S. senators and representatives have introduced legislation designed to help farmers fight trade barriers to sell specialty crops in export markets. The Specialty Crops Reporting on Opportunities and Promotion Act (Specialty CROP Act), introduced on... more »

Envy apples expecting big harvest for holiday season

With the holiday season nearing, Envy apples once again expect to be the “The Ultimate Holiday Apple.” The recognition follows an extensive marketing campaign with Hallmark Channel, and also with the strength of a strong... more »

Apple holdings increase, varieties expand

Fresh and processing apple inventories are reported higher in early November this year than in the previous year, according to a Nov. 13 report from the U.S. Apple Association. Similarly, varieties in storage also expanded.... more »

House committee investigation into EPA’s Chlorpyrifos decision continues

In the wake of a federal appeals court decision that ruled the Environmental Protection Agency erred in banning the pesticide chlorpyrifos, House Committee on Oversight of Accountability Chairman James Comer continues to investigate the decision.... more »

Cinnamon, not apples, focus of lead contamination recalls

Multiple companies involved in a recent cinnamon applesauce pouch recall confirm that cinnamon, not apples, are the source of contamination in their products. As seen on national news, there are now three companies who have... more »

Current Issue

Cover image of Fruit Growers News (FGN) July 2024 issue.

Talking tech: New app innovations aid growers

Smart tech wipes out pests: The latest trends in spraying automation

New Geneva rootstocks to help apple growers with size, yield, disease

Georgia peach success: Pearson Farm’s six generations find orchard happiness

FIRA preview: Tree fruit tech options abound at ag robotics conference

Fresh Views: Grapevine disease management tackled

Farm Market & Agritourism: Insights from the 2023 farm markets survey

National Plant Diagnostic Network

 

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