Apples

New York state takes the Big Apple Crunch Challenge

Take the Crunch Challenge this year as part of the eighth annual Big Apple Crunch, which inspires folks to buy a New York State apple during harvest to help support local agriculture and family farms. "New... more »

Penn State Extension’s Tree Fruit Production Guide wins national award

A publication created by Penn State Extension has been lauded for excellence by the American Society for Horticultural Science, a national organization dedicated to advancing all facets of horticultural research, education and application. The 2020-21... more »

Tree planting at the new Tukey Orchard in Washington state takes shape

Washington State University’s tree fruit orchard is growing into its new location just outside Pullman. The orchard, which moved from its previous location due to the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport runway realignment, is now located on... more »

Nick Nadai succeeding Phil Pitts with Michigan Processing Apple Growers

Phil Pitts, sales desk manager for the Michigan Processing Apple Growers, also known as the Apple Division of the Michigan Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Association (MACMA), plans to retire Jan. 21, 2021. Pitts is being succeeded... more »

Climate change or not, NW Ohio, SE Michigan apple growers are hurting this fall

Call it climate change or yet another anomaly. But this fall’s apple crop is no bumper crop here in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan, thanks to a late-spring freeze and late-summer drought. According to a... more »

Apple Residue Report released by Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission

Since 2011, the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission (WTFRC) has conducted studies in apple and cherry to generate pesticide residue data for commonly used insecticides and fungicides to help Washington growers make more informed choices... more »

Washington state expecting a smaller apple crop

Washington state, the nation’s leading producer of apples, is expecting a smaller crop yield this year. Washington produces 65% of the fresh apples grown in the U.S., and as growers are reaching the midway point... more »

Apple forecast down slightly despite challenges

Despite obstacles brought about by a global pandemic, continuing labor challenges and damaging weather events, the U.S. Apple Association estimates the 2020 crop at 253.31 million 42-pound cartons. The association's forecast essentially equaled the USDA’s... more »

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