Apples

Arctic apple engineers welcome scrutiny, growers’ help

Even as Okanagan Specialty Fruits (OSF) moves ahead with ambitious plans to grow its operations it’s doing so with a dedication to transparency and opening its doors to growers.

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Modes of action, product solubility key in fall weed control

“Know your weeds and have a three-year plan,” said Bernard Zandstra, Michigan State University (MSU) Extension specialist and professor in the Department of Horticulture.

A well thought-out, written plan is the best way to stay on track with a complicated herbicide program.

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Maine’s Moran pinpoints consumer apple preferences

Renae Moran, an associate professor of pomology at the University of Maine and a fruit tree specialist with UMaine Cooperative Extension, was intervie... more »

New Zealand Honeycrisp apples. Photo: New York Apple Sales

Honeycrisp gains notorious reputation as its market soars

Despite the extra work, growers will keep planting, picking and selling Honeycrisp apples, as long as the core economics makes sense. That's the c... more »

Intensive management improves fruit quality

{Sponsored} Optimizing orchard productivity in a high-density apple production system requires vigilant management. “High-density systems enable ... more »

Irrigation treatment units offer alternatives to acid injections

Chemical-free water treatment systems offer a new way to deal with hard-water problems in irrigation systems and orchards. In addition to building ... more »

Organic processes, transitions get boost with grant funds

Organic is one of the most dynamic and fast-growing segments of the U.S. agricultural market. It is also an increasingly important engine of growth fo... more »

Ontario apple growers featured in documentary series

The Ardiel family of Apple Springs Orchards in Clarksburg, Ontario, will be one of the three farms featured on Real Farm Lives, a documentary web ser... more »

Washington State travels

Fruit Growers News traveled to Washington State in early October to work on a variety of apple stories. Here are some snapshots from that trip. –... more »

Cornell University professor breeds new apples

Apple lovers in central New York can crunch into two new breeds of apples developed by a professor at Cornell University that are only available for o... more »

Vermont apple producers report an excellent crop

One bad apple crop is to be expected occasionally, given Vermont’s frigid northerly climate – but not this year. According to a report in the R... more »

Kissabel, the ‘Red Inside’ apple makes debut at Fruit Attraction

For the first time Kissabel, the new range of apples with colored flesh – from pink to intense red – will have its own showcase at Fruit Attractio... more »


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