Michigan apple industry donates apples for school children

Michigan’s apple industry will donate nearly 346,000 fresh apples and 726,000 sliced apple packages to feed school children who are currently out of school due to the COVID-19 crisis. The Michigan Apple Committee (MAC) worked... more »

First apple scab spores of the 2020 season detected in Pennsylvania

Growers throughout Pennsylvania are experiencing different stages of bud development. The southern half of the state is in some stage of green-tip, whereas the northern half is in silver-tip. Green-tip on Gala occurred on March... more »

New England apple growers face realities of COVID-19, other challenges

New England's fruit growers know what it is like to be vulnerable to the forces of nature. Whether it is a new pest from some distant part of the globe or a sudden hailstorm in... more »

Precision key to ideal crop load management

Terence Robinson, a tree fruit physiologist with Cornell University, has been an influencer in the evolution of apple training systems for 35 years. He maintained that posture when he took the podium during the International... more »

Research seeks suppression of bitter pit

Focusing on the early season may help to moderate the “terrible scourge” of bitter pit in Honeycrisp apples, according to a tree fruit specialist with Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture Program. Research... more »

Longtime New York apple grower George Lamont dies at age 83

Word has been received of the death of George Fredrick Lamont, age 83, of Saranac Lake, New Hork, who died on Friday, March 13, 2020 at Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake. George Lamont, a... more »

Michigan Apple Committee announces 2020 research funding

The Michigan Apple Committee board approved funding for 2020 research projects this month. Research is an important part of MAC’s mission. “Members of the MAC Board of Directors select growers to serve on the research... more »

Riveridge Produce Marketing creates marketing mix for Evercrisp apples

Today’s consumers have more and more choices at the grocer, including the produce department. With the volume increasing for the Evercrisp variety, Riveridge set out to create awareness around the “newer” variety with a mix... more »

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