Apples

Modern American apple orchard pioneer Wally Heuser dies

Wallace E. “Wally” Heuser, a pioneering apple grower based in the West Michigan town of Lawrence has died, his daughter Wanda Heuser Gale said. He was 90 years old. “It is with great sorrow that... more »

Deadline to apply for Washington apple scholarships is March 1

The Washington Apple Education Foundation (WAEF) will award over $1 million in new and renewing scholarships to college students this spring for the 2019-2020 school year.  The deadline for new applicants to submit scholarship applications... more »

Opal Apple charity seeking youths’ grant applications

FirstFruits Marketing, the grower of the Opal apple, is seeking applications from youth-led nonprofit organizations to benefit from Opal sales as part of the Youth Make a Difference initiative, a campaign designed to provide financial... more »

USApple selects 2019 Young Apple Leaders

The U.S. Apple Association (USApple) today announced its class of 2019 Young Apple Leaders. Twenty-two accomplished and aspiring young women and men were selected by the organization to join with, and learn from, USApple leaders... more »

Three Washington tree fruit companies acquired by N.C. firm

Three large Washington tree fruit companies have been acquired by a North Carolina firm. International Farming Corporation (IFC), a North Carolina asset management firm focused on the agricultural sector, said in a released statement Jan.... more »

Interpoma China: New location Shanghai for the third edition

The Chinese market is getting more and more attractive for the apple sector:  China is the first producer in the world, with 44 million tons, and has an ever-increasing need to innovate the methods of... more »

Natural habitats, bee diversity aids better apple production

A Cornell-led study, published Jan. 18 in the journal Science, shows that apple orchards surrounded by agricultural lands are visited by a less diverse collection of bee species than orchards surrounded by natural habitats. In turn,... more »

Counting app released for Munckhof’s Pluk-O-Trak

Munckhof Fruit Tech Innovators have debuted automatic counting function for its Pluk-O-Trak advanced harvesting system. The new product automatically counts the quantity of harvested fruit per picker and per row. The new app will help... more »


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