Apples

Wise named Fruit Man of the Year

The Michigan Pomesters recently named Michigan State University pest management researcher John Wise Fruit Man of the Year.“He is a very detail orientated person, but can still keep the overall ‘big picture’ in sight,” said... more »

Frost fans help west Michigan fruit growers protect crops

When apples popped out of trees at record levels in 2009, local farmers reaped not only high yields, but more hard-to-establish markets to sell the fruit. The Grand Rapids PressTo read more, click here. more »

The 56th Annual Fruit Crop Guesstimate

The 56th Annual Fruit Crop Guesstimate, sponsored by the Michigan Frozen Food Packers Association, will be held June 22, 2:30 p.m., at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids, Mich.The guesstimate provides a forum for growers, processors,... more »

Penn State: Looking at copper use, resistance management

Mid-March is the perfect time to start taking certain actions that can have major effects in the apple scab, fire blight and bacterial spot disease situation in your orchard this year. Here, I discuss my... more »

EPA asked for action in stink bug pesticides

Apple and peach growers in seven states this year would be allowed to use an insecticide currently not permitted in orchards to fight crop damage from brown marmorated stink bugs, if scientists are able to... more »

Fresh-market apple holdings down from last year

U.S. fresh-market apple holdings were 54 million bushels on March 1, 3 percent less than 2010 holdings but 2 percent more than the five-year average, according to the U.S. Apple Association.Total processing apple holdings on... more »

States consider alcohol tasting at farmers’ markets

Wade Bennett peddles hard cider and wine at farmers markets in and around Seattle, but his $20 bottles can be a tough sell when consumers can't sip and swirl the beverages first. Bloomberg BusinessweekRead the... more »

RosBREED bringing fruit breeders together

It’s an exciting time to be a fruit breeder.That much was evident March 8, when breeders of rosaceous crops – including apples, peaches, cherries and strawberries – got together in Lansing, Mich., to share data... more »


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