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.


UW-Madison, apple growers, bring data to the orchard

The robot weather station north of Richland Center, Wisconsin, stands sentinel above the deer fence of an apple orchard in the hills near Hell H... more »

20-year study examines yields of high-density orchards

A Cornell University study shows the long-term effectiveness of planting high-density orchards. Gala, Fuji, Empire and McIntosh apples were planted... more »

Funding set for research on impacts of sustainable fruit production

Red Tomato has been awarded a $2,000 grant from the Farm Credit Northeast AgEnhancement program. These funds will support Red Tomato’s ongoing effor... more »

National consortium wants Canada to have a bigger bite of apple market

A group of Canadian apple researchers, growers and marketers have joined forces to give one of Canada’s oldest and most famous fruit crops som... more »

Two invasive species identified as new threats to Michigan

Spotted lanternfly, a leaf-hopper native to China and India, and Japanese chaff flower, a plant from East Asia, have been added to the state’s invas... more »

Koru apple harvests gearing up in US

Koru apple growers are gearing up for their best and biggest harvest to date this fall. Growers in Washington, New York and Pennsylvania are all repor... more »

Penn State tree fruit entomology update

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="462"] Photo 1. Codling moth larvae feeding inside the fruit. Photo: G. Krawczyk, Penn State[/caption] Pen... more »

Atticus introduces lepidoteran control with Inspirato 2 F

Cary, North Carolina-based Atticus has introduced Inspirato 2 F, an insect growth regulator that targets lepidopteran insects in the specialty crop m... more »

Bilingual Quinn Farm draws 100K visitors a year

Quinn Farm is also known as La Ferme Quinn. Located about 20 miles from Montreal and 40 miles from the U.S. border, the proprietors are fully bilin... more »

New York apple growers: Deal with Mexico not enough

A delegation of New York apple growers are on Capitol Hill today meeting with congressional members to highlight critical trade matters affecting the ... more »

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