Fruits

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 »

New certifications combat nursery tree viruses, costs

Fruit tree viruses cost growers and producers thousands of dollars each year, and increased expenses often get passed down to the consumer. New standards to test for viruses in fruit trees and small fruit in... more »

Cranberry Marketing Committee launches new foodservice website

The Cranberry Marketing Committee, USA (CMC) announces the launch of its new website, Cranberry Foodservice USA. The website provides resources that can help foodservice professionals incorporate the cranberry – America’s Original Superfruit – into meals... more »

Ambrosia and Honeycrisp lead top 10 sales dollars

According to Robb Myers, vice president of sales for CMI, the data shows that consumers continue to look for highly flavored apples like Ambrosia.“It’s pretty impressive when you consider that in the top 10 selling... more »

Crop damage: Northern Michigan orchards are ‘devastated’

On Aug. 2 a storm swept through Northern Michigan leaving fruit crops “devastated.” Large hail and damaging winds have been reported throughout the area.Apple, grape and tart cherry crops were left in shambles — a... more »

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