Apples

Michigan crowns Kelley Chase apple queen

Kelley Chase is  the 2024 Michigan Apple Queen. Chase, a Michigan State University (MSU) student, was crowned Dec. 5 during the Michigan Apple Committee's 20th Annual Growers Luncheon at the Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable &... more »

New Michigan horticulture group leader embraces change

Beth Hubbard is not one to shy away from assessing a situation and making changes. She did so after 28 years as an executive in the automotive industry, moving back to her family’s farm. Since... more »

Great Apple Rescue helps West Virginia apple growers

In what’s being called The Great Apple Rescue of 2023, the Farmlink Project is finding homes for a large West Virginia apple crop. Without the food charity’s work, nearly a dozen West Virginia apple growers... more »

USApple explores post-harvest numbers, trends

The U.S. Apple Association is highlighting findings from its USAppleTracker report of national storage surveys to identify trends in production and varietal shifts. The 45-minute webinar starts at 3 p.m. Eastern Dec. 19. Registration is... more »

Envy apples expecting big harvest for holiday season

With the holiday season nearing, Envy apples once again expect to be the “The Ultimate Holiday Apple.” The recognition follows an extensive marketing campaign with Hallmark Channel, and also with the strength of a strong... more »

Apple holdings increase, varieties expand

Fresh and processing apple inventories are reported higher in early November this year than in the previous year, according to a Nov. 13 report from the U.S. Apple Association. Similarly, varieties in storage also expanded.... more »

Sym-Agro names Pacific Northwest sales manager

Sym-Agro has hired Mark Gibbs as Pacific Northwest sales manager for western Oregon and Washington, focusing on winegrapes, berries, tree fruit and hazelnuts. Gibbs will also focus on other West Coast markets and will assist... more »

House committee investigation into EPA’s Chlorpyrifos decision continues

In the wake of a federal appeals court decision that ruled the Environmental Protection Agency erred in banning the pesticide chlorpyrifos, House Committee on Oversight of Accountability Chairman James Comer continues to investigate the decision.... more »

Cinnamon, not apples, focus of lead contamination recalls

Multiple companies involved in a recent cinnamon applesauce pouch recall confirm that cinnamon, not apples, are the source of contamination in their products. As seen on national news, there are now three companies who have... more »

Apples4Ed aids school healthy eating

The U.S. Apple Association is launching the 2023-24 version of the Apples4Ed grant program that promotes healthy eating in schools. The USApple charitable initiative supports healthy eating projects in public schools across the country. Five... more »

Current Issue

Cover image of Fruit Growers News (FGN) July 2024 issue.

Talking tech: New app innovations aid growers

Smart tech wipes out pests: The latest trends in spraying automation

New Geneva rootstocks to help apple growers with size, yield, disease

Georgia peach success: Pearson Farm’s six generations find orchard happiness

FIRA preview: Tree fruit tech options abound at ag robotics conference

Fresh Views: Grapevine disease management tackled

Farm Market & Agritourism: Insights from the 2023 farm markets survey

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