Apples

Climate change could spread brown marmorated stink bugs

A foul-smelling, voracious, wide-spread pest could become even more ubiquitous with climate change. A recent modelling study found that changing weather could increase suitable habitat for the brown marmorated stink bug in the United States... more »

Mulling spices spur sales at cider mills, farm markets

With apple harvests started, cider mills have a crisp new way to increase sales of their iconic fall drink. The addition of traditional mulling spices in private label packaging, sold as hot drinks, or given... more »

Continue to manage fruit rot, even after harvest

Apple harvest is well underway in Pennsylvania and Maryland, and with attention shifting to getting fruit off the tree, folks might think the sprayers can be put away. The first part of September has turned... more »

SweeTangos hit retail shelves after Labor Day

SweeTango apple growers and packers are universally singing the praises of this year’s crop, and urging retailers to place orders now to take advantage of the brand’s marketing plans. Fruit will start shipping right after... more »

CMI promotes new leaders, prepares for growth in apple category

CMI Orchards, Wenatchee, Washington, has promoted several positions, with leadership transitions to prepare for a period of tremendous growth. CMI President Bob Mast said the company continues to “evolve, grow and become ever more complex.... more »

Hut! Hut! SnapDragon! New York apple variety aligns with Buffalo Bills

SnapDragon is the official apple variety of the NFL’s Buffalo Bills. The apple, developed in New York at Cornell University, is grown by more than 150 farmers in the state. “The Buffalo Bills organization is... more »

Michigan Apple Committee: ‘Almost Crunch Time!’

The Michigan Apple Committee aims to continue focus on social media with online engagement programs that seek to increase awareness and consumption of Michigan apples. Specialty Crop Block Grant funding has allowed MAC to develop... more »

Rice Fruit’s Brenda Briggs heads USApple’s board

The U.S. Apple Association has named Brenda Briggs of Rice Fruit Co. chair of its board of directors for its 2022-23 term. She has served on USApple’s board since 2018, most recently as vice chair.... more »

Project seeks history of foraging NY apples for cider

Apple foraging among New York’s cider producers has slowly grown from a grassroots practice to become a regionally important phenomenon. Greg Peck, associate professor in the School of Integrative Plant Science Horticulture Section at Cornell... more »

Apple association forecasts higher U.S. production in 2022-23

Total U.S. apple production for the 2022-23 fiscal year is forecast to be more than 255 million bushels or 10.7 billion pounds. The predicted volume represents a 2.7% increase compared to last year’s production and... more »

Current Issue

Fruit Growers News September 2022 issue cover

Apple association forecasts higher U.S. production in 2022-23

Jenschke Orchards braves Texas-sized heat, drought

SWD-killing wasps released in Michigan to protect fruit

High-altitude pears: IFTA tour spotlights Washington pears

Cold tolerance is hot topic at Michigan Viticulture Field Day

Ridgefest updates industry on Michigan apple, cherry research

Cal Poly strawberry research: Can robots kill pests?

Great Lakes EXPO sessions to look at how to effectively plan farm succession and the benefits of Farm to School

Farm Market column: Fine Tuning Your Market Performance

Ag Labor Review: Small-town virtues, from the ballpark to the classroom

 

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