Apples

2021 Washington apple harvest estimate updated

The Washington State Tree Fruit Association released its updated estimate of the 2021 Washington state fresh apple crop. The August forecast estimated the Washington state apple harvest to be 124.85 million standard forty pound boxes... more »

Washington tree fruit group’s 2021 Apple Pesticide Residue Study Report set

Since 2011, the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission has conducted studies in apple and cherry to generate residue data for commonly used pesticides to help Washington growers make more informed choices about their spray programs.... more »

Emerging technology, apple sessions highlight Great Lakes EXPO educational slate

Returning to an in-person event in December, the 2021 Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable & Farm Market EXPO brings a chance to gather once again for signature educational sessions. Two of the upcoming highlights will focus... more »

Hot climate group introduces a hot new apple varieity

The name is a bit of a giveaway – ‘HOT84A1’ – but this apple is different. It’s the first release from the New Zealand-Spain collaborative Hot Climate Programme (HCP) tailored for growing in hot climates.... more »

Cevya fungicide from BASF gets approval for use in California

California grape, tree fruit, pome and stone fruit growers can now use Cevya fungicide from BASF after it received registration from the state’s Department of Pesticide Regulation. Cevya fungicide delivers strong disease control against powdery... more »

USApple: Easing of tariffs on EU imports won’t help US growers

Jim Bair, president & CEO of the U.S. Apple Association, issued the following statement Nov. 2 regarding the proposed easing of U.S. tariffs on European Union imports. “This weekend’s announcement that the Biden administration will... more »

2021 crop of WSU’s Cosmic Crisp apples will hit stores early

The third harvest of Washington State University’s Cosmic Crisp apple will hit stores well before Apple Cup. The official 2021 release date for the apple, Nov. 8, is weeks earlier than the first two crops... more »

Okanagan Specialty Fruits marks 25th anniversary

Okanagan Specialty Fruits, the developer and grower behind the Arctic apple varieties, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this month. Apple and cherry growers Neal and Louisa Carter founded the company back in 1996 with a passion... more »

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