Fruit Industry Has Fresh Reason for Hope

Trade show season always is exciting because you get the entire industry together to talk about the past growing season and the possibilities of the future. One of the most upbeat trade shows I’ve attended... more »

Readers Respond: No Mandatory Pasteurization

Last month, we asked readers to weigh in on the question of mandatory pasteurization of apple cider. We were excited to see that this has been one of our most popular questions of the month.... more »

Editor Studies the Chinese Apple Industry With IFTA

In July, I traveled with the International Fruit Tree Association (IFTA) on its study tour to China. More than 80 people were on the trip, including industry members from all over the world. Rather than... more »

Growers Await EPA’s Decision about Guthion

It’s going to be more difficult and more expensive to control worms in apples, blueberries and cherries if proposals made by the EPA June 9 take effect. The final decision is expected in early October... more »

Couple Trades in Teaching for Farming

Two Minnesota growers’ journey into farming began more than 32 years ago in the Dominican Republic. Charlie and Carol Johnson were teaching at a school in that country when a group of Texas A&M University... more »

New York Apple Association Thanks Readers for Revote

Now that the vote to reauthorize the New York State Apple Marketing Order is completed and approved, I wanted to take a moment to offer my appreciation to many of your readers for their support... more »

North Carolina Couple Propagates Rare Trees

North Carolina’s apple industry is among the prominent ones in the United States, with more than 4 million bushels produced annually. Most of the state’s 9,000 acres of orchards are planted in Golden Delicious, Red... more »

Lured by Good Market, Mexican Growers Battle Harsh Conditions

Mexico shows its least attractive face to Americans entering from above its northern border. Not only do we carry in our memories the televised images of illegal immigrants sneaking through the deserts of the Southwest,... more »

EPA Grants Section 18 for Gentamicin on Fire Blight in Michigan

EPA has granted a Section 18 emergency exemption for the use of the antibiotic gentamicin (Agry-Gent 10-W) on apples for control of fire blight in four Michigan counties. EPA notified the Michigan Department of Agriculture... more »

Bayer Sells Guthion to MANA

Bayer CropScience has sold the insecticide Guthion (azinphos methyl) to Makhteshim Agan Industries, Israel (MANA).MANA purchased the European rights to Guthion several years ago. The recent divestiture includes North and South America.Bayer (BCS) is selling... more »

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