Appointments made to Michigan Tree Fruit Commission

Gov. Rick Snyder has announced nine appointments to the newly created Michigan Tree Fruit Commission.The nine-member commission was established by growers in 2014 to improve the economic position and competitiveness of the Michigan tree fruit... more »

Fruit Crop Guesstimate set for June 25

The 59th Annual Fruit Crop Guesstimate is scheduled for June 25 at the Hilton Grand Rapids Airport Hotel in Grand Rapids, Michigan.The Guesstimate will start at 2:30 p.m. and a reception will follow at 5... more »

WA 38 apple finally gets a brand name: Cosmic Crisp

The newest Washington State University (WSU) apple, designated WA 38, is one step closer to hitting supermarkets with the announcement of its brand name: Cosmic Crisp.The name was chosen after an extensive process led by... more »

Streptomycin will not be allowed in organic orchards

The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) has voted not to extend use of streptomycin in organic apple and pear orchards beyond the current deadline. That means organic apple and pear growers will not be allowed... more »

United Fresh 2014 New Product Award finalists announced

United Fresh announced a record 40 fresh fruit and vegetable innovations as finalists for the United Fresh Produce Association’s 2014 New Product Awards. This year’s finalists will compete in five categories for the title of... more »

Rutgers breeding program puts science first

The process leading to the release of breakthrough cranberry varieties at Rutgers University represents a nearly 30-year evolution. Driving the program to these heights has been Nicholi Vorsa and his colleagues. After starting the cranberry... more »

Marketers share winning sales ideas

In 2007, Giff and Mae Burnap, who run Butternut Farm in Farmington, N.H., tried something new: They gave out free u-pick apple bags at a local elementary school. The half-peck bags were given to the... more »

Retirements, funding cuts impact Cornell programs

Key personnel have left, or soon will leave, Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS), and with them goes decades of experience that have benefited New York state’s fruit industry. The changes have... more »

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