Apples

Michigan tree fruit research program reapproved

With a 63% approval, Michigan’s apple, cherry, peach and plum producers have approved a referendum to continue the Michigan Tree Fruit Research and Development Program. Established in 2014, the Michigan Tree Fruit Research and Development... more »

Orchard Robotics raises $3.8 million

Orchard Robotics has raised $3.8 million in a seed round led by investor General Catalyst, and a pre-seed led by Contrary. Other investors are Humba Ventures, Soma Capital, Correlation Ventures, VU Venture Partners, Ben Taft’s... more »

Virginia fire blight infections predicted

If forecast rains materialize, Virginia Tech’s tree fruit pathology laboratory is predicting southern and central Virginia production regions will incur fire blight. “If today’s weather forecast predictions for 2 April become reality, NEWA’s fire blight... more »

Fryhover plans to retire from Washington Apple Commission

Todd Fryhover, president of the Washington Apple Commission, plans to retire in November, after 18 years with the group. He joined the commission in 2006 in a consultancy role and became president in December 2008.... more »

USApple discusses exports with ag secretary 

The U.S. Apple Association’s board of directors recently met with Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and members of his leadership team at the USDA to discuss exports and other issues.  Discussion of market access, agriculture... more »

FloraPulse provides real-time data on plant water needs

FloraPulse, an easy-to-install water sensor, provides accurate and low-cost water-sensing technology to farmers and researchers who want real-time data that will enable them to make quick, accurate decisions.  FloraPulse has developed a way to acquire... more »

Apple holdings significantly increase

Fresh and processing apple inventories are reported higher early March this year than in the previous year, according to a March 11 report from the U.S. Apple Association. According to the USAppleTracker report, the total... more »

Texas panhandle growers threatened by wildfires

Catastrophic losses are imminent for Texas’ growers and agriculture producers in the state’s Panhandle and northwest region as five wildfires scorch the region. More than 850,000 acres have burned, and several fires are still not... more »

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