Will Bristol to lead Michigan State Horticultural Society

A grower among growers, Will Bristol will help lead Michigan’s tree fruit industry through 2021. Bristol is a fifth-generation grower of tree fruit in eastern Michigan’s Lapeer County – an hour’s drive north of downtown... more »

NuPhY Inc. acquires assets, licenses of former Phytelligence

Taking root in the remains of a now defunct start up, NuPhY is a new agricultural technology company headed up by Washington State University professor of horticulture Amit Dhingra. The new WSU spin-out was revitalized... more »

Referendum vote supports renewal of NY Apple Marketing Order

The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets (AGM) announced Nov.18 that the state’s apple industry has voted in support of continuing the grower-funded $2 million Apple Marketing Order (AMO) program. New York apple... more »

Fabled Silk Road could be the route to better apples

The Silk Road – the 4,000-mile stretch between China and western Europe where trade flourished from the second century B.C. to the 14th century A.D. – is responsible for one of our favorite and most... more »

Canadian apple production grows by 5%

The Ottawa Agricultural Affairs Bureau (FAS/Ottawa) forecasts 5% growth in Canadian apple production in the 2020/21 marketing season, despite some growing and labor challenges. More than 90% of Canadian apple production is concentrated in British... more »

Kanzi apple wins taste tests, preferred by chefs

The Kanzi apple, known as “the foodie’s choice,” has won a series of blind taste tests and is the noted preference of chefs and bakers nationwide. Originally discovered in Belgium and now grown in premium... more »

WSU opens Plant Sciences Building, new home for collaborative ag research

Washington State University will celebrate the opening of the new Plant Sciences Building, a state-of-the-art home on the Pullman campus for collaborative research supporting regional and global agriculture. The new facility was virtually dedicated through... more »

Michigan urges vigilance after dead spotted lanternfly cases identified

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) is asking freight carriers, warehouse workers and delivery drivers to be on the lookout for invasive spotted lanternfly after the United States Department of Agriculture confirmed... more »

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