Apples

Washington’s 2021 cherry pesticide residue study now available

The Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission Internal Program recently completed its 2021 study in cherry which included 12 insecticides/acaricides and seven fungicides, including a few new products. The results of that study are available, as... more »

California farms harvest season’s first fresh apples

Supplying the U.S. market with the first fresh-picked apples of the season remains an important niche for California growers. But competition from other production regions continues to sour prices, prompting growers to look to expand... more »

Apple summer rots, sooty blotch and flyspeck addressed in Wisconsin

As the apple harvest season is upon us in Wisconsin, apple fruit diseases may become more apparent and their impacts on fruit quality and yield do not go unnoticed. Understanding when the pathogens infect, the... more »

Chris Alpers succeeds Preacher as USApple board chair

The U.S. Apple Association has named a new chair to lead its board of directors. Michigan grower Chris Alpers of RedPath Orchards and Alpers Farms will serve the 2021-22 term. A third-generation grower, Alpers is... more »

Michigan apple growers to harvest 18.25M bushels in 2021

Michigan’s official crop estimate of 18.25 million bushels (766.5 million pounds) of apples was announced Aug. 20 as part of the USApple Outlook meeting which was held in Chicago. The 2021 estimate is below average... more »

USApple 2021 forecast: 243.7M bushels, down 5.7% from 2020

Total U.S. Apple Association production estimate for 2021-2022: 243.7 million bushels. If the crop hits that number, it would be down 5.7% from last year, 9.4% from the five-year average. The association's estimate came in... more »

Apple Outlook report: 2021-22 production will exceed 11B pounds

While the COVID-19 pandemic has tested the apple industry up and down the supply chain, it has also presented unique opportunities, according to a new report released by the U.S. Apple Association Aug. 19 at... more »

Ag Secretary Vilsack addresses USApple’s Annual Outlook Conference

The U.S. Apple Association on Aug. 19 kicked off its 126th annual Outlook Conference in Chicago with over 230 registered participants. The in-person, two-day meeting is showcasing growers, apple business leaders, and a full range... more »

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