Stemilt given license to latest Minnesota apple

The University of Minnesota has given Stemilt Growers the license to grow, pack and market a new, early-to-ripen apple cultivar. The patent name for the cultivar is MN55, and the University of Minnesota plans to... more »

USApple estimates third-largest crop in history

Editor’s note: The following numbers are based on USDA and USApple’s revised estimate of the size of the 2013 crop. The U.S. Apple Association has announced its estimate of the size of the 2014 U.S.... more »

Nicholson named chairman of USApple

Mark Nicholson is the new chairman of the U.S. Apple Association’s board of directors. He was elected in August, during USApple’s annual conference in Chicago, and will serve a one-year term. He received the official... more »

Canada has MRLs for Belt insecticide

Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) for flubendiamide, the active ingredient in Bayer CropScience’s Belt insecticide, have been established in Canada, effective immediately.According to a news release, with this MRL in place, Canada joins the list of... more »

Young grower saluted for innovation

The enthusiasm Kristin (Fritz) Kubiszak shows in leading the next generation of family farmers to new heights is evident in the way she goes about her business. Kubiszak, part of the Brookside Farms’ operation based... more »

Chinese fresh apples knocking at our door

Chinese fresh apples are another step closer to the U.S. market. On July 18, USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) published a proposed rule in the Federal Register to allow their importation into... more »

Tackling phomopsis crucial for vineyards

Whether it’s battling phomopsis or other diseases, taking a cost-effective approach in designing a fungicide program is essential for vineyard management. “Consider not just the cost of the (fungicide) product but also the labor, fuel... more »

Geneva rootstock program aiding the U.S. apple industry

With 600 acres of apple trees in Walden, New York, Jeff Crist faces a number of threats from nature each year. Fire blight, a bacterial disease that attacks blossoms, shoots and limbs, has been known... more »

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