Apples

Advertised retail prices rise for specialty crops, including Honeycrisp

Advertised prices for specialty crops at major retail supermarket outlets ending during the period of  Jan. 22-Feb. 3 show some sharp increases. According to USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service, due to high costs and supply chain... more »

New WSU lab to study evolving bacterial foes of tree fruit

In bad years, microbial disease heavy hitters like fire blight and X-disease phytoplasma cost apple, cherry, and pear growers hundreds of millions of dollars nationally in lost fruit as well as treatment and removal of infected... more »

Michigan Tree Fruit Commission views 2022 funding requests

The Michigan Tree Fruit Commission’s (MTFC) 2022 call for projects received 21 funding requests from Michigan State University’s (MSU) five, off-campus, research stations. The requests include funding for equipment, equipment repairs/upgrades, new orchard establishment and... more »

‘Drastic loss’ in apple exports to SE Asia seen as Chinese New Year begins

The U.S. Apple Association said on Jan. 27 apple exports to Southeast Asia have declined by 40% in the last three years. The drastic drop in exports is especially being felt as Chinese New Year... more »

Total number of apples in storage on Jan. 1 are 7% less than 2021

The U.S. Apple Association has released its January 2022 edition of USAppleTracker. According to the survey, the total number of apples in storage on Jan. 1, 2022, was 122.6 million bushels, 7% less than last... more »

Unruly cider apples can be tamed

Apples prized by cider makers for their high levels of tannins and acids are difficult to grow, with tendencies to biennial growing and other undesirable growing characteristics. A new set of studies from Cornell University... more »

Profits in the picture despite challenges for Northwest agriculture

Northwest Farm Credit Services, a Northwest agricultural lending cooperative, has released its quarterly Market Snapshot reports covering the state of major agricultural commodities in the region. Northwest FCS teams throughout Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington... more »

Cornell AgriTech online course makes hard cider easier

When the pandemic shut down in-person learning in 2020, Cornell AgriTech took those lemons and turned them into hard apple cider. AgriTech began offering a cider-making course at its Geneva, New York, campus in 2009... more »

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