Tips offered to manage apple maggots with insecticide

Following low levels of apple maggot adult emergence during most of July, high numbers of apple maggot have been detected in August at the Michigan State University Trevor Nichols Research Center in Fennville, Michigan. Controlling... more »

USDA apple production forecast for the US is up 3% from 2020

USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service, Agricultural Statistics Board, released a crop report on Aug. 12 that reflected projected increases in the U.S. apple crop The USDA  estimate of the season puts the U.S. apple crop... more »

Solving the parasitic nematode problem: a preventative approach

{Sponsored} When growers redevelop an orchard, it’s imperative that certain steps are taken to ensure fast growth and plant health. Ultimately, it’s difficult to control what happens in an open orchard setting, but by properly... more »

New business will help build a premium, sustainable fresh produce sector

T&G Global announced Aug. 9 the launch of VentureFruit, a global genetics and variety management business. Built off T&G’s deep experience in creating value from new fruit varieties, VentureFruit will bring new and superior fruit... more »

2021 Washington apple harvest estimated to be 124.85M boxes

The Washington State Tree Fruit Association released its forecast for the 2021 Washington state fresh apple crop on Aug. 6. The 2021 forecast is for a crop of just under 125 million standard 40-pound boxes of... more »

West-central Michigan’s tree fruit growers open new research station

Camaraderie and thankfulness seemed to radiate from apple growers in west-central Michigan on Aug. 5 as they dedicated a newly-built tree fruit research station built with sizeable private investment in the nonprofit effort. A large... more »

Apple harvest in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to be earlier than normal

After the warm, dry conditions earlier this spring, heat accumulation and phenology were nearly two weeks ahead of 30-year averages. The predicted apple harvest dates for Grand Rapids, Michigan, follow a similar trend. This may... more »

Managing woolly apple aphid tips offered

When woolly apple aphid colonies make their appearance in apple foliage mid-summer, this is the time to reduce populations so they do not become a nuisance at harvest. In its adult form, woolly apple aphids, Eriosoma... more »

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