Apples

Application deadline extended for 2022 Michigan Apple Queen

Women with a strong and definite connection to the Michigan Apple industry are encouraged to apply for the 2022 Michigan Apple Queen title. The application deadline is Nov. 15, 2021. The new queen will be crowned... more »

Apple Variety Field Day Showcase to be held Oct. 27

Penn State Extension will hold a free Variety Field Day Showcase in which attendees can sample a variety of apples and learn about the backgrounds of each one. The field day will be held Wednesday,... more »

Leader of Washington Apple Education Foundation steps down

After leading the Washington Apple Education Foundation (WAEF) as its executive director for 20 years, Jennifer Witherbee will step down at the end of March 2022. Witherbee said the... more »

Washington Apple Commission launches new website

The Washington Apple Commission, the industry marketing arm for international promotions, has updated its website to create a modern and visually striking “one-stop-shop” for all things Washington apple – from the newest varieties to delicious... more »

Gov. Whitmer, ag director celebrate Farm to School Month with apples

Gov.Whitmer, Lt. Governor Gilchrist and Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Director Gary McDowell bit into Michigan apples Oct. 14 to celebrate the Great Lakes Great Apple Crunch and Farm to School Month. They... more »

October proclaimed Michigan Apple Month

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has proclaimed October to be Michigan Apple Month, recognizing the importance of the Michigan Apple industry. Michigan is known for its diverse agriculture, which includes many specialty crops such as apples. Apples... more »

Tips offered to handle apple frost damage during harvest

Washington State University Tree Fruit Extension collected some information regarding apple frost damage during harvest and here is what was found. J. Shupp, Professor of Pomology at Pennsylvania State University advises on how to handle... more »

‘Unsafe’ cider produced in an uninspected, unlicensed Michigan facility

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is advising consumers not to drink cider produced by Bowens Mills in Middleville, Michigan, due to food safety concerns. Bowens Mills was found operating an unlicensed cider... more »

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