Jim Allen will step down from NYAA in January

Jim Allen will retire as president and CEO of New York Apple Association (NYAA) on Jan. 2, 2017. Allen has headed the NYAA since 2000. Allen joined NYAA in 1996 as retail program director, and was... more »

World apple production up, trade down

USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service has published its latest biannual report studying world markets and trade in apples, grapes and pears. The report includes data on U.S. and global trade, production, consumption and stocks, as well as... more »

Mexico dumps apple duties on U.S. imports

Mexico’s Ministry of Economy has made its final determination on an antidumping case filed by its domestic apple growers. In its review, the ministry found that U.S. apple imports did not cause injury to the... more »

June 1 apple holdings down from last year

The U.S. Apple Association just released its eighth and final report on the 2015 U.S. apple crop. According to the report, fresh apple holdings on June 1, 2016, totaled 22.7 million bushels, 24 percent below the record... more »

Freezes damage tree fruit in Lake Ontario region

Two record-setting freezes have served up a double whammy for New York’s tree fruit crop. As a result, you won’t find many local apricots or peaches this summer. James Eve, owner of Eve Farm Service... more »

FreshNSure tests for 1-MCP treatment

New technology from NSure can test for 1-MCP treatment in apples, according to the company. The test can be used shortly after treatment or after months in storage. The FreshNSure test is based on measurement... more »

New Zealand Honeycrisp apples arrive to US

The fifth consecutive year of shipments of Honeycrisp apples from New Zealand are now arriving in the U.S, according to New York Apple Sales. In 2011, New York Apple Sales began importing Honeycrisp. While the... more »

Field trials confirm efficacy of Delegate WG insecticide

Field trials conducted by Cornell University in 2015 reinforce the effective control of Delegate WG insecticide in combating troublesome pome fruit pests. Whether sprayed alone or tank-mixed, the study shows that Delegate provides consistent control... more »

Using Apogee to control vegetative growth in apple trees

Apogee is a plant growth regulator composed of prohexadione-calcium that can be used in apples with significant advantages to the grower. Prohexidione-calcium reduces terminal growth by inhibiting important enzymes that help form growth-specific gibberellins. In... more »

Select apple trees stolen from Ohio farms

Roughly 150 apple trees have been stolen from two orchards in Berlin Heights, Ohio. Approximately 100 trees of Gala, Evercrisp and Firestorm Honeycrisp varieties were stolen from Quarry Hill Orchards, and about 50 trees of... more »

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