Apples

Apple pollination driven by honeybee management

Operating a flourishing family farm near Shelburne, Mass., keeps owner Tim Smith on a busy schedule. Among the important tasks is overseeing Apex Orchards’ apple pollination and honeybee management. Smith spoke about the topic on... more »

WSU research studies aerosol pheromone emitters

Research in Washington state has shown that aerosol pheromone emitters can suppress codling moth as well as hand-applied dispensers, according to Jay Brunner, an entomologist with Washington State University (WSU). Brunner discussed WSU pheromone research... more »

Committee reaches farm bill agreement

Top House and Senate agriculture committee leaders announced Jan. 27 a bipartisan agreement on a five-year farm bill that among other things would eliminate direct payments, revise commodity supports, enhance crop insurance, and streamline conservation... more »

New plant growth regulator registered

Fine Americas, a manufacturer and marketer of plant growth regulators for the fruit industry, recently announced the federal Section 3 registration of its new Blush plant growth regulator.Featuring the active ingredient prohydrojasmon (PDJ), Blush promotes... more »

USDA extends Arctic Apples comment period

USDA has extended the public comment period on the deregulation of Arctic Apples, which have been genetically modified to be non-browning. The comment period now expires Jan. 30. For more information or to make a... more »

USDA extends Arctic Apples comment period

USDA has extended the public comment period on the deregulation of Arctic Apples, which have been genetically modified to be non-browning. The comment period now expires Jan. 30. For more information or to make a... more »

Arctic Apples still seeking approval

USDA opened a second round of public comments on the deregulation of Arctic Apples, which have been genetically modified to be non-browning. The comment period expires Jan. 30. Since 2011, Okanagan Specialty Fruits (OSF), based... more »

Bair named CEO of USApple

James “Jim” Bair will join U.S. Apple Association (USApple) in January as the nonprofit organization’s president and CEO. Bair comes to the association from the North American Millers' Association (NAMA), where he worked for almost... more »

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