Apples

Diving into the ‘first commercial robotic apple harvest’

Robots are in an orchard. This is not a drill. Machines took in the harvest at T&G Global orchards in Hawkes Bay, a large apple production area in New Zealand where the picking season runs... more »

Apples4Ed grant funds deaf school’s snack station

The U.S. Apple Association (USApple) on May 7 presented students at the Michigan School for the Deaf with a $4,000 Apples4Ed grant. The Michigan School for the Deaf was founded in 1848 by an act... more »

Total apples in storage on May 1 down 13 percent from 2018

The U.S. Apple Association on May 7 issued its seventh report on the 2018 apple crop. According to the survey, this year’s fresh apple holdings on May 1, 2019, totaled 38.6 million bushels, 13 percent... more »

USDA proposes revisions to US standards for grades of apples

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) proposes revising the U.S. standards for grades of apples to remove smooth net-like russeting as a grade-determining factor in the U.S. Extra Fancy, U.S. Fancy,... more »

Milwaukee vocational school awarded Apples4Ed Grant

The Northwest Opportunities Vocational Academy (NOVA) in Milwaukee has been awarded an Apples4Ed grant by the U.S. Apple Association (USApple) to provide funding for the creation of a student-managed agricultural area at the school. The... more »

7 tips for controlling frustrating apple scab

Wet weather, which is bound to come in the weeks ahead, builds potential for apple scab, a fungal disease of apples. The apple scab disease fungus overwinters on dead apple leaves and fruit left on... more »

USApple awards Rensselaer City School District with Apples4Ed Grant

The U.S. Apple Association (USApple) on April 29 awarded a $4,000 grant to the Rensselaer City School District as part of its 2019 Apples4Ed program. The grant will provide funding for the school district to... more »

Certis Introduces AgriPhage-Fire Blight to fight resistance for apples, pears

OmniLytics Inc. in coordination with Columbia, Missouri-based Certis USA has introduced a new tool in the fight against fire blight (Erwinia amylovara), releasing AgriPhage-Fire Blight for targeted use on apple and pear crops in Washington,... more »


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