RosBREED 2 halfway toward improved parent plants

Apple cultivars with ancient genetic resistance to the industry’s scourge of fire blight, and peaches with a consumer-friendly texture are just two of many targets that researchers with the RosBREED... more

Apple crop forecast in line with averages

This year’s U.S. apple crop is sizing up to be on par with the five-year average, giving industry experts hope for a positive marketing climate. The foreca... more

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Michigan apple growers expect to harvest 20.3 million bushels

Michigan’s apple growers will harvest approximately 20.3 million bushels (852.6 million pounds) of apples this year, according to the official crop ... more »

2017 apple crop will be down from last year

The U.S. Apple Association has announced its estimate of the size of the 2017 U.S. apple crop: 248 million bushels. The estimate was given during... more »

Washington State University Extension to host rootstock tour

Washington State University (WSU) Extension and the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission will host a tour of recent rootstock trials on Aug. 25. ... more »

USApple plans Apple Outlook Conference in Chicago

Held Aug. 24-25 in Chicago, USApple’s 2017 Apple Crop Outlook & Marketing Conference (Outlook) is the annual event to preview, forecast and dis... more »

EverCrisp apple receives PLU approval

The MAIA-1 apple variety – marketed as EverCrisp – received its PLU approval from the International Federation for Produce Standards (IFPS), and i... more »

Michigan Apples names Steinbach as official dietitian

Shari Steinbach, MS RDN, is the official dietitian of Michigan Apples, the Michigan Apple Committee (MAC) has announced. “Shari will assist MAC i... more »

Cider apple production faces extensive screening process

The questions about what apples are best to grow for hard cider continue, but Michigan State University (MSU) researchers are screening varieties to t... more »

European apple crop estimate down 21 percent

According to the World Apple and Pear Association (WAPA), 2017 European apple crop is estimated to be 21 percent below the 2016 crop and 23 percent be... more »

Winegrapes hike Sonoma County ag value to record in 2016

Winegrapes helped boost the value of agricultural products from Sonoma County, California, last year jumping 17.2 percent to $898.1 million, setting a... more »

Washington apple harvest predicted to be 130.9 million boxes

The Washington State Tree Fruit Association (WSTFA) released its forecast for the 2017 Washington state fresh apple crop Aug. 7. The 2017 forecast is... more »

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