Arctic apple engineers welcome scrutiny, growers’ help

Even as Okanagan Specialty Fruits (OSF) moves ahead with ambitious plans to grow its operations it’s doing so with a dedication to transparency and opening its doors to growers.

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Modes of action, product solubility key in fall weed control

“Know your weeds and have a three-year plan,” said Bernard Zandstra, Michigan State University (MSU) Extension specialist and professor in the Department of Horticulture.

A well thought-out, written plan is the best way to stay on track with a complicated herbicide program.


Certified Cider Professional Program gets Angry Orchard boost

Leading cider company, Angry Orchard, graduated nearly 400 team members, the largest cohort of Certified Cider Professionals (CCPs) ever, last week. T... more »

Govenor Snyder proclaims October Michigan Apple Month

Gov. Rick Snyder has once again declared October Michigan Apple Month recognizing the importance of the Michigan apple industry. Michigan Apple growe... more »

USApple kicks off 2018-19 Apples4Ed School Grant Program

The U.S. Apple Association on Oct. 1 launched its 2018-19 Apples4Ed initiative – a grant program that supports healthy snacking initiatives in publi... more »

New staff member joins Michigan Apple Committee

The Michigan Apple Committee welcomed Marty Head as the new regional manager covering the southern region of the United States. Head replaces Cam Har... more »

New York apple growers star in marketing push

New York apple growers turned out in force for a marketing push designed to help consumers connect with the producers themselves. A video shoot was... more »

Helping a Massachusetts apple farm be red and green

A towering, craggy old McIntosh tree in the center of the orchard at Red Apple Farm in Phillipston, Massachusetts, has weathered 113 winters, borne ma... more »

New York growers forecast growth for 2018 apple harvest

The New York Apple Association’s (NYAA) forecasts New York apple growers will produce 31 million 42-lb. cartons of apples this fall, an estimate tha... more »

Firms invest in Virosoft owner BioTEPP

Filaction, a Quebec development fund, and Natural Products Canada (NPC), a national not-for-profit focussed on natural products companies, recently an... more »

Pennsylvania fruit, Extension work get funds from industry groups

The State Horticultural Association of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Apple Program recently awarded nearly $233,000 in funding to support new and ... more »

Orchard tours share WA 38 (Cosmic Crisp) knowledge with growers

Nearly 200 apple growers and industry professionals gathered recently at Washington State University’s Roza and Sunrise research orchards in Prosser... more »

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