tree fruit

Distinguished: Michigan apple grower, Extension specialist lauded

The Michigan State Horticultural Society has chosen a fifth-generation apple grower and a Michigan State University (MSU) senior Extension tree fruit specialist for its annual award recipients. Steve Thome, who operates Thome Orchards near Comstock... more »

Washington tree fruit industry awards over $1M in scholarships this spring

The Washington Apple Education Foundation (WAEF) awarded 318 scholarships to students this year. Of the 318 scholarships, 218 were awarded to renewing students, and 100 new students were welcomed to the WAEF family. These scholarships... more »

IFTA Annual Conference seeks fruit production sweet spot

The International Tree Fruit Association 65th annual conference and tours were held Feb. 13-15, 2022. In-person participants met at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania, for two days of speaker presentations and... more »

Washington State Tree Fruit Association plans annual meeting, expo

The Washington State Tree Fruit Association (WSTFA) will host the 113th Annual Meeting and NW Hort Expo at the Three Rivers Convention Center Dec. 4-6 in Yakima, Washington. The three-day event serves as a forum... more »

$600K given for longer shelf life research

Hazel Technologies will continue its research into developing new shelf-life extension technologies for fresh produce after receiving a second round of federal funding. The Chicago-based company will receive a second phase of funding from the USDA... more »

Pouch bagger modified to gently handle tree fruit

Equipment provider Fox Solutions has added a new feature to its pouch bagger to better serve tree fruit packers. The machine’s “soft fill” feature allows the bagger... more »

Kick off Michigan 2017 tree fruit season on April 18

Michigan State University (MSU) Extension will host the annual Tree Fruit Integrated Pest Management Kickoff Meeting on April 18. The meeting will be held at the Northwest Michigan Horticulture Research Center, 6686 S Center Hwy,... more »

Use copper sprays, orchard sanitation to manage disease

This winter probably will go down as the winter that wasn’t. Although my schedule is pretty jam packed during the “off season,” there is a restorative affect winter offers when everything is asleep outside and... more »

Nursery helps advance Rutgers tree fruit research

Adams County Nursery (ACN) of Aspers, Pennsylvania, recently donated $25,000 to the Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES) tree fruit breeding program for the second year in a row in which employees have supported... more »

2017 Tree Fruit IPM School registration open

Registration is now open for the 2017 Michigan State University Tree Fruit IPM School, held Feb. 1-3 at Hotel Indigo in Traverse City, Michigan. The school will feature speakers that will address key challenges in... more »

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