Apples

USApple converting Outlook Conference into two-day virtual event

The U.S. Apple Association announced May 22 that it will move its annual apple industry 2020 Outlook Conference to an online format for 2020. The organization issued the following statement: "Typically, we would be opening... more »

At blossom time, Michigan apple growers assess ‘minimal damage’ from cold

It is one of the most beautiful and fragrant times of year in Michigan. Apple blossom time is here, and Michigan apple growers continue their work to ensure a strong crop for the 2020 harvest.... more »

Apple trees have bloomed statewide, NY growers group announces

Here’s a New York sign that spring has arrived: apple trees are now in bloom across the state, the state’s apple growers’ association reports. According to a news release, temperatures have warmed enough statewide to... more »

Apple growers put premium on accuracy

Precise cropping of apple trees has become more vital as high density production systems continue to proliferate in the industry. The subject was on center stage at this year’s International Fruit Tree Association’s (IFTA) annual... more »

Report: Tree fruit industry left hanging during the COVID-19 pandemic

A few weeks ago, it seemed like grocery stores couldn’t keep products on their shelves and that business was great for the food industry. According to a story in the Wenatchee World, a lot of... more »

USApple: Fresh apple holdings up 21% from a year ago

The U.S. Apple Association has released its May 2020 edition of Market News. This is the seventh report on the 2019 apple crop. According to the survey prepared by Mark Seetin, USApple director of regulatory and... more »

Washington state apple growers experience bloom season

Bloom season in Washington signals the start of a new apple crop. Across the state, apple trees are in the last bloom stages, dependent on elevation and location. The rolling slopes of Washington orchards are... more »

How to create a plan for apple thinning, which is science and art

Apple bloom is quickly approaching and with it, growers will have many decisions to make for the season ahead. One of the biggest – to thin or not to thin? To me, thinning is a... more »


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