Apples

Falling Apples: Growers challenged by costs, declining acreage

U.S. apple growers are producing more fruit — and additional club varieties — on fewer acres but are also challenged by a series of higher growing costs during inflationary times. Chris Gerlach, director of industry... more »

USApple supports UNITED Act for UK exports

USApple is voicing its support of expanded and two-way trade with the United Kingdom. The Falls Church, Virginia, association is joining 47 food and agriculture entities supporting the UNITED Act. Because... more »

Seminar addresses fire blight pruning and sanitation

Washington State University Extension is presenting a webinar on fire blight pruning and sanitation. The June 13 session is part of a series of updates on a national research project on fire blight in Michigan,... more »

Penn State launches spotted lanternfly survey

The Penn State Extension Grape and Wine Team is calling on Mid-Atlantic region growers and vineyard owners to participate in a spotted lanternfly (SLF) survey. The survey is designed to track the spread and severity... more »

Rice Fruit celebrates 110 years

Rice Fruit Co., a leading East Coast apple grower and packer, is marking 110 years of growing tree fruit. “The fresh produce industry is made of a patchwork of family narratives, stories stitched together by... more »

California fruit association calls for more pest agency funding

The California Fresh Fruit Association joined dozens of other agricultural organizations in requesting increased funding for the USDA’s Office of Pest Management Policy. The office coordinates with the producer and user communities to ensure the... more »

Unifrutti deploys Tevel’s flying robots to harvest apples

Chilean company Unifrutti has harvested apples using robots from Israeli start-up Tevel. Tevel’s autonomous harvesting system harvested several apple varieties in Unifrutti Chile’s orchards from March to May. Unifrutti growers gather... more »

UPL introduces two pesticides to North America

UPL, Cary, North Carolina, has introduced two insecticides, SHENZI 700 WG and SHENZI 400 SC, to the North American market. SHENZI 700 WG and 400 SC provide growers with proven solutions to protect crops against... more »

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