IFTA conference early registration deadline approaching

The deadline is nearing for early discounts at the International Fruit Tree Association’s Annual Conference and Tour. The event, scheduled for Feb. 12-15 at the Amway Grand Plaza in Grand Rapids, Michigan, includes two full... more »

Automated FruitScout honored for precision farming products

Automated FruitScout (AFS) has won recognition for its precision crop load management technology. AFS was named a Top 10 Precision Farming Solution Provider by Agri Business Review Magazine. The yearly list recognizes and promotes innovation... more »

PACMAN precision cropload webinars scheduled

Washington State University (WSU) Extension’s tree fruit team is scheduling a series of briefings to help apple growers. The briefings will be presented by the PACMAN Research and Extension teams. PACMAN refers to Precision apple... more »

Apples in storage tracking 4.5% lower than 2022

Fresh and processing apple inventories are reported lower this January from the previous January, according to a Jan. 10 report from the U.S. Apple Association. Fresh and processing apples experienced declines, according to the report.... more »

Italy’s apple-focuse show rich on technology

Apple growers knew they were in for something special as they entered Interpoma 2022 and were greeted with drones picking apples.  The Nov. 17-19 international apple-centric show was in Bolzano in northern Italy, near the... more »

EXPO bus tour: Beyond the cookies and cider

The weather was cooperative, the doughnuts and cookies were fresh and amazing, and the cider was hard and delicious. The Great Lakes EXPO Farm Market Bus Tour featured six stops in the Grand Rapids area... more »

Michigan apple growers to decide future of program

Michigan apple growers will be voting in February on whether to continue the Michigan Apple Advertising and Promotion Program, supported by grower assessments. The ballots will also include changes to the program, including allowing the... more »

Italian orchard all-in on multi-leader system

You know you are onto something when a group of apple growers from around the world stops in their tracks and oohs and aahs when they see your apple block for the first time.  Italian... more »

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