Fruits

Interpoma Connects 2020 put focus on apple industry

The spectrum of topics at the first digital edition of the Digital Days for the Apple Economy was as diverse as its audience. On Nov. 19-20, 1.000 participants from over 50 countries followed the events... more »

Horticulture explores genetics of resistance to fire blight in apples

Sarah Kostick, Ph.D., is making great strides in the world of apple breeding at Washington State University. By investigating resistance/susceptibility to fire blight in apples to enable more efficient development of apple varieties with resistance... more »

Online job hub for cider professionals goes live, fosters connections

“Cider Professionals Crafted Here” is the tagline of CiderPros.com, a newly launched cider industry specific job hub and marketplace. This summer, the American Cider Association (ACA), the Cider Institute of North America (CINA), and Fermentability... more »

Washington Apple Commission sets celebration of Washington Apple Week

The Washington Apple Commission announced that Nov. 28-Dec. 6 will be the second annual celebration of Washington Apple Week. According to a news release, the global event will span 19 countries and feature activities to connect... more »

CMI Orchards partners with Independent Warehouse to boost pears

Wenatchee, Washington-based CMI Orchards has entered into a partnership with Independent Warehouse Inc. to expand pear distribution to domestic and international retailers. According to a news release, the Dryden-based company will continue to grow and... more »

Will Bristol to lead Michigan State Horticultural Society

A grower among growers, Will Bristol will help lead Michigan’s tree fruit industry through 2021. Bristol is a fifth-generation grower of tree fruit in eastern Michigan’s Lapeer County – an hour’s drive north of downtown... more »

Michigan agriculture stalwart Fred Tubbs dies at age 82

Fred Tubbs, 82, of Hart, Michigan, died Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, at his home. He is now reunited with his wife, Dianna, grandson, Collin Hansen, brother, Gary Tubbs, and sister, Ruthann Corliss. According to his... more »

NuPhY Inc. acquires assets, licenses of former Phytelligence

Taking root in the remains of a now defunct start up, NuPhY is a new agricultural technology company headed up by Washington State University professor of horticulture Amit Dhingra. The new WSU spin-out was revitalized... more »


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