Apples

Bitter harvest: U.S. farmers blame billion-dollar losses on immigration laws

Ralph and Cheryl Broetje rely on roughly 1,000 seasonal workers every year to grow and pack more than 6 million boxes of apples on their farm along the Snake River in eastern Washington. It’s a... more »

Fall foliar nitrogen applications should be applied now in cherries

There have been many challenges in maintaining cherry tree health this season, even without a fruit crop. Sweet cherry orchards have endured severe bacterial canker infections and many tart cherry orchards had outbreaks of cherry... more »

SWD guidelines for management and control in berry production

The 2012 fruit growing season is nearing conclusion almost a month ahead of previous years due to unusual climatic conditions that prevailed for most of the growing season. In addition to the problems created by... more »

Shriveled Mich. apple harvest means fewer jobs, tough year ahead

An apple a day might keep the doctor away, but what do you do when there are no apples? It's a question western Michigan's apple growers are dealing with this season after strange weather earlier... more »

New apple varieties being developed in Geneva, N.Y.

Waiting for the new crop of fall apples may seem like an exercise in delayed gratification.But it’s child’s play when you consider the amount of time it takes to actually create a new apple variety... more »

Workers needed for state’s second-largest apple crop

Every Washington apple is removed from the tree by hand. And this year, there may not be enough hands for all the apples.Though statewide hail damage cut into what had promised to be the state's... more »

‘Extraordinary’ fruit crop loss hits farmers, migrant workers where it hurts

Farmers and fruit growers in West Michigan are concerned about the small crop coming up in the fall and the impact these dismal numbers will have when it comes to migrant workers, packagers and an... more »

Editorial – Apples in Quebec

In late July, I spent a couple of days exploring the apple industry in Quebec, Canada. I wasn’t alone. About 180 others joined me, members of the International Fruit Tree Association (IFTA). It was an... more »

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