Apples

Hazel Technologies offers second Apple Quality Summit

Hazel Technologies Inc. has opened registration for its 2nd annual Apple Quality Summit. The hour-long event on May 26 will feature presentations focused on preparing the U.S. apple industry for the 2022 season. Scheduled speakers are... more »

Grower, researcher look at the viability of FruitScout

Mark Boyer, the former chair of the U.S. Apple Association board of directors, constantly seeks efficient and accurate ways of producing a profitable apple crop. Boyer is the second-generation owner of Ridgetop Orchards, a grower-packer-... more »

New York Apple Association welcomes Nathaniel Foster

Nathaniel Foster joins the New York Apple Association as account and event manager. He brings 20 years of experience in the grocery industry in retail purchasing and store operations, customer service, and sales and account... more »

New York Apple Sales’ innovation drives growing

Effectively working with growers, embracing technology and marketing its products in new ways are key elements to the success of New York Apple Sales. The emergence of newer generations should also influence the future of... more »

Catoctin Mountain Orchard perfects innovation, marketing

The story of Catoctin Mountain Orchard in Thurmont, Maryland, is marked by hard work and determination since its foundation. Robert (Bob) Black is 70 years old, and has seen all of the farm’s growth since... more »

Interpoma award to focus on water management in apple orchards

Interpoma, the only international trade show dedicated to apples, will return to the Fiera Bolzano Exhibition Center from Nov. 17-19 with an even greater focus on sustainability. Innovative technologies that can be used to optimize... more »

Wafler Farms: family, fruit, nursery

(This is the final installment in a series of stories focusing on the 60th anniversary of Fruit Growers News.) Great Lakes Fruit Growers News, the forerunner of Fruit Growers News, was regionally-focused during its early... more »

Vole control: How to reduce damage to orchards

{Sponsored} Of all the pests that can plague an orchard, voles can cause a significant amount of damage before growers even know there’s a problem — and by the time they realize there is, it... more »

Reducing postharvest storage disorders, extending apple storage life with HarvestWatch DCA-CF

{Sponsored} Apple storage issues are numerous, from reduction in flavor and crunchy texture to disorders that form during storage such as superficial scald and flesh browning. Scientists have known for a long time that controlling... more »

$4.8M multi-state effort aims for easier bud-counting

For years, Cornell University’s Terence Robinson has advised growers to count buds on their apple trees and prune with a specific number of buds in mind. His pitch goes like this: Growers can increase revenue... more »

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May 2022 issue of Fruit Growers News

IFG adds cherry focus to influence industry progression

Growers feel fertilizer, input cost crunch

Research station trees boosted by Michigan group

Grower, researcher look at the viability of FruitScout

Texas vineyard succeeds in hostile growing climate

Farm Market column: Project shows markets are essential businesses

Ag Labor Review column: Heat is on to keep protecting workers on the farm

Notes From the Farm column: Apparel upgrades, reader questions keep one busy

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