Apples

Italy’s apple-focuse show rich on technology

Apple growers knew they were in for something special as they entered Interpoma 2022 and were greeted with drones picking apples.  The Nov. 17-19 international apple-centric show was in Bolzano in northern Italy, near the... more »

EXPO bus tour: Beyond the cookies and cider

The weather was cooperative, the doughnuts and cookies were fresh and amazing, and the cider was hard and delicious. The Great Lakes EXPO Farm Market Bus Tour featured six stops in the Grand Rapids area... more »

Michigan State Horticultural Society lauds Thome, Shane

The Michigan State Horticultural Society has chosen a fifth-generation apple grower and a Michigan State University (MSU) senior Extension tree fruit specialist for its annual award recipients. Steve Thome, who operates Thome Orchards near Comstock... more »

Distinguished: Michigan apple grower, Extension specialist lauded

The Michigan State Horticultural Society has chosen a fifth-generation apple grower and a Michigan State University (MSU) senior Extension tree fruit specialist for its annual award recipients. Steve Thome, who operates Thome Orchards near Comstock... more »

EXPO bus tour: Beyond the cookies and cider

The weather was cooperative, the doughnuts and cookies were fresh and amazing, and the cider was hard and delicious. The Great Lakes EXPO Farm Market Bus Tour featured six stops in the Grand Rapids area... more »

Dan Harrington retires from Superfresh growers after 28 years

After nearly three decades on the Superfresh Growers sales team, account manager Dan Harrington plans to retire at the end of the year. Harrington was one of the first employees at Domex Marketing, joining family... more »

Winter pruning aids tree growth, pathogen resistance

Dormant pruning is a necessary function orchardists should undertake to control tree growth, manage vigor and guard against over-cropping. Jim Kamas, associate professor and Extension fruit specialist and director of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension... more »

U.S. apple holdings down from last November

Fresh and processing apple inventories are reported down this year from the previous November, according to a Nov. 14 report from the U.S. Apple Association. According to USApple, fresh apple holdings on Nov. 1 totaled... more »

Best crop management practices for apple growers

In order to grow high-quality apples, growers must understand proper management practices, rootstock selections and more. Fruit growers will learn about this topic, among other fruit sessions, at the 2022 Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and... more »

PickTrace labor management expands services

A labor management company that offers fresh produce industry growers a digital solution for time, attendance and productivity tracking of employees has expanded services to ease hiring and payment processes. PickTrace, Glendale, California, first offered... more »

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Italian orchard all-in on multi-leader system

Italy’s apple-focused show rich on technology

Michigan hort group lauds Thome, Shane

H-2A, ag labor reform efforts die in Congress

2022 Fruit + Vegetable 40 Under 40 recognized

Michigan apple growers to decide future of program

Great Lakes EXPO Farm Market Bus Tour 2022

Engelsma family claims 7th cider contest win

Soil solutions: tips for strawberry growers take center stage

Farm Market & Agrotourism: take time to assess your marketing strategy

Cherry Marketing Institute: Michigan cherry group focuses on H-2A, FDA rule

 

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