SweeTango growers focus on doing good, keeping open the pipeline to market 

Growers of SweeTango apples from coast to coast are bringing life to the mantra “do well by doing good,” supporting food banks and feeding programs in communities hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. And at... more »

Apple disease control: Bloom through petal fall tips from Penn State

The 2020 season is shaping up to be very interesting, as well as challenging. Based on our current conditions and the forecast, we may experience a protracted bloom this season for a large part of... more »

Pennsylvania apple, pear growers should check flowers for freeze damage

Similar to what we reported for peaches on April 21, weather stations at the Fruit Research and Extension Center in Adams County, Pennsylvania, showed that there was a strong temperature inversion about 5 a.m. with calm winds.... more »

Cornell Orchards donates apples to area school districts

Cornell Orchards has long been known for its generosity in supporting the local community. So when the COVID-19 pandemic forced schools to close, leaving many students without regular access to meals, the orchards’ staff saw an... more »

Key Technology introduces integrated sorting system for fresh-cut apples

Key Technology, a member of the Duravant family of operating companies, introduces its new sorting system for fresh-cut apple products. This versatile solution integrates Key’s Iso-Flo shakers, rotary sizing and grading systems, belt conveyors and... more »

Munckhof chooses partner to supply the controls for its Pluk-O-Trak

An adequate harvesting workforce and a speedy response to new customer requirements. These are the current challenges for businesses that grow fruit, nuts and olives. According to a news release, Munckhof Fruit Tech Innovators aims... more »

Crunch Time does more than pedal apples with its ‘Win a Schwinn’ promotion

Crunch Time Apple Growers and Schwinn bicycles joined forces for the third straight year to create a consumer promotion designed to boost awareness of Crunch Time's SnapDragon® apple variety – the extra-juicy, sweet-tasting consumer favorite... more »

Growers eye tree fruit update in CARES Act; USApple has COVID-19 resource site

In an effort led by the U.S. Apple Association and Northwest Horticultural Council, tree fruit organizations are urging Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to consider the unique circumstances of growers during allocation of CARES Act funding.... more »

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