Apples

Washington Apple Education Foundation has new executive director

The Washington Apple Education Foundation (WAEF) announces the hiring of  Faviola Barbosa as its new executive director. Barbosa began Feb. 1 in this role with the tree fruit industry’s charity. Faviola... more »

‘Orchard of the Future’ effort between the Netherlands, Washington state eyed

In February 2021 partners in Washington state and the Netherlands signed a collaboration agreement focused on the Orchard of the Future. With this agreement the partners, 25 in total, expressed the desire to work towards... more »

Scab-immune apple varieties are worth a try in the backyard

Apples are one of the most popular fruits consumed by people of all ages. They come in a wide variety of colors, sizes, tastes and are used in many products as a primary and secondary... more »

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 »

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