Apple trees have bloomed statewide, NY growers group announces

Here’s a New York sign that spring has arrived: apple trees are now in bloom across the state, the state’s apple growers’ association reports. According to a news release, temperatures have warmed enough statewide to... more »

Apple growers put premium on accuracy

Precise cropping of apple trees has become more vital as high density production systems continue to proliferate in the industry. The subject was on center stage at this year’s International Fruit Tree Association’s (IFTA) annual... more »

Report: Tree fruit industry left hanging during the COVID-19 pandemic

A few weeks ago, it seemed like grocery stores couldn’t keep products on their shelves and that business was great for the food industry. According to a story in the Wenatchee World, a lot of... more »

USApple: Fresh apple holdings up 21% from a year ago

The U.S. Apple Association has released its May 2020 edition of Market News. This is the seventh report on the 2019 apple crop. According to the survey prepared by Mark Seetin, USApple director of regulatory and... more »

Washington state apple growers experience bloom season

Bloom season in Washington signals the start of a new apple crop. Across the state, apple trees are in the last bloom stages, dependent on elevation and location. The rolling slopes of Washington orchards are... more »

How to create a plan for apple thinning, which is science and art

Apple bloom is quickly approaching and with it, growers will have many decisions to make for the season ahead. One of the biggest – to thin or not to thin? To me, thinning is a... more »

SweeTango growers focus on doing good, keeping open the pipeline to market 

Growers of SweeTango apples from coast to coast are bringing life to the mantra “do well by doing good,” supporting food banks and feeding programs in communities hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. And at... more »

Apple disease control: Bloom through petal fall tips from Penn State

The 2020 season is shaping up to be very interesting, as well as challenging. Based on our current conditions and the forecast, we may experience a protracted bloom this season for a large part of... more »

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