Fruits

USApple announces ‘Buy an Apple, Help a Student’ campaign

This fall, supporting school causes will be as easy as taking a bite out of your favorite apple – thanks to a seasonal consumer education campaign the U.S. apple industry has created to fund classroom... more »

Fruit industry scholarships available in 2015

The Michigan State Horticultural Society and the Michigan Vegetable Council announce the availability of scholarships for students who intend to pursue careers in the Midwest fruit industry or vegetable industry, respectively.The awards are made available... more »

Susan McAleavey Sarlund named new NYAA’s Northeast account manager

Susan McAleavey Sarlund has been named Northeast account manager for the New York Apple Association (NYAA), succeeding her father and New York apple industry icon John McAleavey in that position. McAleavey Sarlund previously served as... more »

Silver leaf of tree fruits

Silver leaf is present in most temperate zone production areas. While it can cause severe and destructive symptoms in some areas of the world, this is rarely the case in Michigan orchards. It is caused... more »

Grape berry moth update: Late-season pressure lower in 2015

Recent sampling of southwest Michigan vineyards indicates a lower pressure of grape berry moth than last season, but there are still regions in southwest Michigan with locally high infestations that should be controlled to prevent... more »

Beekeepers are now ‘farmers’ in Washington state

A new law that defines Washington’s commercial beekeepers as farmers will enable the state to better reap the benefits of healthy bee populations while boosting a critical profession, according to a bee expert at Washington... more »

2015 Michigan Wine Competition results announced

Twenty-five wine experts from around the country gathered Aug. 11 in East Lansing for the 38th annual Michigan Wine Competition. Judges included Master Sommeliers Madeline Triffon, Claudia Tyagi and Kathy Morgan; Doug Frost, who is... more »

Jon Clements: IFTA Study Tour 2015 recap

Along with approximately 140 other lucky IFTA members, I had the good fortune to attend the IFTA Study Tour to Washington July 15-17, 2015 which visited orchards in the Columbia Basin area of southern Washington... more »

Angry Orchard Cider Company announces voluntary recall

Angry Orchard Cider Company, Cincinnati, Ohio, announced that it is conducting a voluntary recall of select cases (24/12oz bottles), 12-packs and 6-packs of Angry Orchard Crisp Apple Hard Cider.The precautionary action comes after the company... more »

Washington apple crop estimate good sign for exports

The Washington State fresh apple crop estimate, released on Aug. 6, predicts that the 2015-16 harvest will be 125.2 million boxes. This would be the third largest crop in history and down 10.5 percent from... more »

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