Apples

India to lift tariffs on U.S. apples, almonds, walnuts

India is lifting retaliatory tariffs on U.S. apples, almonds and walnuts, after the two nations agreed to terminate six outstanding disputes at the World Trade Organization. The tariffs were in response to the U.S. Section... more »

AgroFresh adds to its Apple Complete portfolio

AgroFresh Solutions Inc., a global AgTech innovator that provides produce freshness solutions and digital technologies that enhance the quality and extend the shelf life of fresh produce, has three additions to its Apple Complete portfolio. Organic Materials Review... more »

Penn State provides 2023 bitter rot update

After six weeks of dry conditions, the weather pattern has shifted in the region, and the potential for rain is in the forecast for the next two weeks. Combined with the warm weather, these are... more »

Apple holdings fall 5% from last year

Fresh and processing apple inventories are reported lower in early June this year than in the previous year, according to a June 9 report from the U.S. Apple Association. According to the USAppleTracker report, the... more »

Fruit specialists tackle extreme weather issues

North American Extension specialists are offering their expertise in three webinars designed to help growers confront changing weather patterns that threaten fruit crops. The third season of the North American Virtual Orchard Meetups will focus... more »

Vote set for North Carolina apple assessments

The North Carolina Apple Growers Association will be conducting a referendum for the assessment of apples sold to first purchasers in North Carolina this month. The referendum will be during regular business hours June 27... more »

Bug Barriers: Research studies netting effect on BMSB

Netting is being evaluated in apple orchards across the country. Sometimes it’s to protect the fruit from sunburn or hail, and sometimes it’s to improve thinning by keeping pollinators out. At North Carolina State University... more »

Coast-to-coast research battles fire blight in apples, pears

Fire blight can cripple apple production and kill young trees. The disease is also difficult to control. Researchers at Virginia Tech’s Alson H. Smith Jr. Agricultural and Extension Research Center in Winchester, Virginia, are studying... more »

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