Apples

New bacteria ID will help apple juice producers avoid spoilage

Apple juice lovers won’t be left with a bad taste, thanks to a new study that identifies three new bacteria species, one of which fouls up the flavor. The three new species – Alicyclobacillus mali,... more »

Michigan grower takes helm of USApple board

Chris Alpers is a fruit grower who is comfortable in the middle of an apple or cherry orchard, as well as in a boardroom. The U.S. Apple Association recently named Alpers as the new chair... more »

USApple launches 2021-22 Apples4Ed grant program

The U.S. Apple Association has launched its 2021-22 Apples4Ed initiative – a grant program that supports healthy eating initiatives in public schools across the United States. USApple will fund five $4,000 healthy eating initiatives on... more »

Vole control: How to reduce damage to orchards

{Sponsored} Of all the pests that can plague an orchard, voles can cause a significant amount of damage before growers even know there’s a problem — and by the time they realize there is, it... more »

Deregulation extended for apple variety PG451 Arctic Gala

The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is extending deregulation to an apple variety, designated as PG451 Arctic Gala, developed using genetic engineering to prevent browning by Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc. Animal and Plant... more »

SweeTango launches ‘big return’ with strong fall crop

The SweeTango apple harvest is in full swing, and growers with Next Big Thing, A Growers’ Cooperative are encouraging food retailers to stock up now so they are ready to ride the club variety’s perennial... more »

Advanced Farm Technologies gets $25M Series B funding round

Davis, California-based Advanced Farm Technologies Inc., developers of robotic technology for farmers, announced Sept.21 it has completed a series B investment round raising $25 million to support the company’s growth in strawberry harvesting and the... more »

Ontario apples promise great sweetness and flavor this fall

As apple harvest gets under way once again, Ontario consumers can expect great looking apples bursting with sweetness and flavor this fall. That’s due to plentiful July rains that encouraged fruit growth and hot, sunny... more »

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