Fruits

Senstar Insecticide protects against woolly apple aphid, pear psylla

Apple and pear growers now have a unique new option to protect fruit from damaging insects. A new Product from Valent U.S.A. is now available for use in pome fruit   According to a news release,... more »

CMI Orchards reports growth in organic production, sales

Over the past decade, Wenatchee, Washington-based CMI Orchards has continued to invest significantly in overall organic growth, bringing to market some of the very first club organics such as Ambrosia, KIKU, Kanzi, Jazz, Envy, Smitten... more »

Rears Sprayer Raffle begins at Washington Apple Education Foundation

Many of us consider this time of year to be "Rears Sprayer Raffle Season" at the Washington Apple Education Foundation (WAEF). This year, we're throwing in a twist (really, can you believe it a twist... more »

Stemilt’s Roger Pepperl set to retire after 40 years of produce innovation

Produce marketer and former retail buyer/merchandiser, Roger Pepperl, is retiring after a 40-year career spent elevating the produce experience for shoppers through innovation, branding and storytelling. Pepperl has spent 20 years as marketing director for... more »

Breeding, genetics booted by Sun World’s new Center for Innovation

For more than three decades, Bakersfield, California-based Sun World researchers have worked diligently to develop new and more flavorful fruits and vegetables. Beginning this month, they now have an impressive new home from which to... more »

Okanagan fruit growers will face another tough year if labor issues linger

Lower cherry crops may have disguised the true impact of an ongoing agricultural issue in the Okanagan, according to a BC Fruit Growers Association newsletter. “The year 2020 was very unusual for farm labor –... more »

USDA: US apple production is forecast to decline 3% in 2020

The holidays may look a little different this year, but apple pie is likely still on the table. The U.S. apple crop in the 2019-2020 season (August to July) was the sixth-largest on record, with... more »

UK jogger lands upon new apple variety

A new variety of apple has been discovered by a nature lover while he was out running. According to a story by the BBC, Archie Thomas, from the Nadder Valley in Wiltshire, England, came across... more »


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