Arctic apple engineers welcome scrutiny, growers’ help

Even as Okanagan Specialty Fruits (OSF) moves ahead with ambitious plans to grow its operations it’s doing so with a dedication to transparency and opening its doors to growers.

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Modes of action, product solubility key in fall weed control

“Know your weeds and have a three-year plan,” said Bernard Zandstra, Michigan State University (MSU) Extension specialist and professor in the Department of Horticulture.

A well thought-out, written plan is the best way to stay on track with a complicated herbicide program.


Canada farm that gave birth to the McIntosh apple up for sale

The birthplace of the iconic McIntosh apple – an aging orchard in Ontario, Canada – is up for sale. Pioneered by John McIntosh in 1811, the McInt... more »

Cailin Kowalewski joins New York Apple Association

The New York Apple Association (NYAA) has added Cailin Kowalewski as assistant account manager. In this role, Kowalewski works closely with school fo... more »

Bringing blockchain to the fruit market

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Wine center in Michigan named for benefactors

Lake Michigan College’s future wine and viticulture building will be named for longtime LMC supporters Mike and Lisa Welch, the college announce... more »

Washington State Grape Society seeks award nominees

Each year the Washington State Grape Society is honored to recognize an outstanding grower by awarding them with the Lloyd H. Porter Grower of the Yea... more »

NYAA debuts new ‘Apples from New York’ logo

The New York Apple Association (NYAA) has a new logo appearing in trade and consumer media this month. The new look is also the focal point of a new t... more »

Michigan apples meet Chicago runners at the finish line

Marathon runners will receive Michigan Apples at the finish line of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon for the third year. The Michigan Apple Commit... more »

Certified Cider Professional Program gets Angry Orchard boost

Leading cider company, Angry Orchard, graduated nearly 400 team members, the largest cohort of Certified Cider Professionals (CCPs) ever, last week. T... more »

Cranberry grant provides funds to work with drone imaging

As part of the research grant, the University of Massachusetts Cranberry Station in Wareham is collaborating with a company that specializes in drone ... more »

USA Pears releases ‘Hand-Picked’ videos

The 2018 harvest of Northwest grown pears, hand-picked and hand-packed with care by Pacific Northwest growers, is estimated to yield more than 20 mil... more »

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