Fruits

Compac InVision TotalView cherry sorting technology used by Apofruit

Italian cooperative Apofruit invested in a Compac InVision TotalView cherry sorting platform in 2018 to enhance their ability to deliver consistent quality efficiently. The system was installed in time to save the 2019 cherry season,... more »

Arrigoni screens promote safe production of apples and pears

Globally, the annual production of apples is around 80 million tons (source: WAPA). The pear instead exceeds 23 million tons (source: FAO). Together, these two fruits represent one of the most produced and consumed fruit... more »

Michigan Apple Committee seeking the next apple queen

Women with a strong and definite connection to the Michigan Apple industry are encouraged to apply for the 2020 Michigan Apple Queen title. The application deadline is Oct. 11, 2019. The new queen will be... more »

Fire blight recovery research sponsored in New York

Apple research funded by the farmer-driven Northern New York Agricultural Development Program and conducted by Srdjan G. Acimovic, of the Hudson Valley Research Laboratory, has helped New York apple growers recover from the 2016 epidemic... more »

USApple’s Bair urges USMCA passage at trade press event

USApple President & CEO Jim Bair today spoke at a press conference in Washington, D.C., to urge Congress to pass the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement (USMCA). The event took place at the International Trade Center during... more »

Federal judge in Washington state stops 50% pay hike for blueberry pickers

A federal judge has blocked the government from imposing a 50% wage hike for blueberry pickers in Washington state. The Olympian in Olympia, Washington, reports U.S. District Court Judge Salvador Mendoza Jr. temporarily stopped the Department of... more »

Cloud based software helps growers on the ground

A University of Florida agricultural engineer has developed software that can help growers find the best places to plant crops and to identify fruit and vegetable varieties that perform better against diseases. Now, Yiannis Ampatzidis... more »

Turning up the heat on spoilage yeast that can taint wine

If you’ve ever had a red wine that smelled “off,” like gym socks, Band-Aids, or farmyards, then you’ve likely encountered a wine affected by Brettanomyces bruxellensis(“Brett” for short) – a barrel-dwelling spoilage yeast that can taint... more »


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