Fruits

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 »

Michigan: Predicted 2015 apple harvest dates

The predicted harvest dates for every MAWN weather station is now available on Enviroweather web site at Michigan State University. In general, 2015 predicted harvest dates are roughly a few days behind normal and a... more »

2015 Washington apple harvest predicted to be 125.2 million boxes

The Washington State Tree Fruit Association (WSTFA) released its forecast for the 2015 Washington state fresh apple crop.The 2015 forecast is for a crop of 125.2 million standard 40-pound boxes of fresh apples. This is... more »

Storm damage: Northern Michigan winemakers may have no crop

For the past few days, we’ve been reporting on northern Michigan crop damage after a storm swept through the region on Aug. 2.As of now, winemakers are preparing for the possibility that they will have... more »

USDA to offer apple, grape grafting demos at Empire Farm Days

Scientists from the Agricultural Research Service Plant Genetic Resources Unit, Geneva, New York, will demonstrate grafting techniques used with apple trees and grapevines daily at the Aug. 11-13 Empire Farm Days at Rodman Lott and... more »

Controlling scale insects in fruits

The incidence of scale insects as a problem in fruit crops has increased in recent years. Most reports have been of San Jose scale on apples and a combination of San Jose scale and lecanium... more »

Protect hail-damaged clusters from Botrytis infection

Recent hail storms have caused serious damage to grapes in northwest Michigan. Canes have been gouged and blown off the trellis, leaves are tattered and berries have been split open. Wounds on leaves and canes... more »


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