Apples

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.

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Apple growers dodge rocky marketplace challenges

U.S. apple growers remain a united front in what has been a year of policy turmoil and a future of unknowns in the international marketplace, accordin... more »

BREAKING: 2018 US apple crop estimate – 256 million bushels

The U.S. Apple Association has announced its estimate of the size of the 2018 U.S. apple crop: 256 million bushels. The estimate was given during U... more »

Analyst: Apples remain a winner in shifting food paradigm

Food retail is being disrupted and the definition of convenience is shifting, according to a leading food analyst who spoke Aug. 23 at the U.S. Apple ... more »

Gala top US apple. After 50+ years, Red Delicious falls

After more than 50 years as the country’s top apple variety, Red Delicious this year will likely yield its crown to Gala, according to the U.S. Appl... more »

Rice Fruit Co. walking on sunshine with new solar array

Rice Fruit Co., a Pennsylvania packer of fresh apples and stone fruit, recently installed a new photovoltaic solar array at their facility in Gardner... more »

Rockit sets pace in global snack market

Rockit apples are the world’s first snack-sized apple; naturally developed in New Zealand and grown in Hawke’s Bay. All indications are there is n... more »

IFTA highlights Kelowna apples, cherries

The International Fruit Tree Association conducted its 2018 Summer Study Tour in Kelowna, British Columbia. The tour was packed with opportunities to ... more »

British Columbia shows IFTA the way

The International Fruit Tree Association conducted its 2018 Summer Study Tour in Kelowna, British Columbia. The tour was packed with opportunities to ... more »

Okanagan co-founder retires; management hires announced

[caption id="attachment_18246" align="alignright" width="309"] Okanagan Arctic Golden Apples[/caption] Okanagan Specialty Fruits (OSF), the develop... more »

RidgeFest 2018 shows off new orchard plantings, varieties and cider

About 100 fruit growers and others in the produce industry attended RidgeFest 2018, a tour of orchards near Sparta, Michigan sponsored by the Michigan... more »


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