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.


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 »

For Phytelligence, it’s not just about the apples

Phytelligence was founded in 2012 on work from Washington State University and is perhaps best known for its association with tree fruit. But, as CEO... more »

EcoApple supports sustainable, locally grown fruit in the Northeast. 

As apple-picking begins across the Northeast, some of the region’s leading fruit growers are working together to promote a high standard of growing ... more »

New York state group estimates 2018 apple crop

The New York Apple Association (NYAA) estimates 31 million 42-lb. cartons of apples will be harvested from the 2018 crop this fall which is up slightl... more »

N.Y. apple marketer, packer and grower to lead USApple board

The U.S. Apple Association has named a new Chair to lead its Board of Directors. Kaari Stannard, a New York marketer, packer and grower will serve the... more »

Farmers’ Almanac forecasts tough winter

There should be plenty of chill hours in store for apple growers, if long-range forecasts in the 2019 Farmers' Almanac are any guide. "Teeth-chatte... more »

Upcoming Varieties From the Midwest Apple Improvement Association

Midwest Apple Improvement Association Executive Director MAIA varieties. ... watch »

EverCrisp Plantings Ramp Up

Midwest Apple Improvement Association (MAIA) Executive Director MAIA1 cultivar, ... watch »

Q&A with developer of the GMO non-browning Arctic apple

Genetically-modified Arctic apples don’t brown due to oxidation, a trait that U.S. consumers tried for the first time in the fall of 2017. The tr... more »

2018 Michigan apple crop expected to hit 28 million bushels

Michigan’s apple growers will harvest approximately 28 million bushels (1.176 billion pounds) of apples this year, according to the official crop es... more »

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