Apple leaders from across the country discuss ag issues such as labor, trade, and research.
With bloom underway, the risk for fire blight and scab are high.
The ‘Royal Gala’ and ‘Braeburn’ cross is a slam-dunk winner in Apple Madness bracket tournament.
Allen named Vice President of Marketing and Wells named Director of Field Service.
Opening buds may be exposed to overwintering inoculum as temperatures begin to rise.
Some of my fondest memories on the road are at IFTA conferences.
With millions of trees going into PNW orchards, Washington State growers are betting big on ‘Cosmic Crisp’. The shift in varieties planted and more took center stage when the International Fruit Tree’s Annual Conference met in Wenatchee, WA.
‘Crunch-A-Bunch’ is an early ‘GoldRush’ and ‘Bakers Delight’ is a secret ingredient for baking.
Amateur apple detective strikes again with two more finds in abandoned orchards near state park.
Both ‘Stark Ruby Darling’ and ‘Stark Scarlet Crush’ boast sweetness, crunch, and non-browning attributes.
Robotics, bi-axe growing systems the highlight of sessions.
Varieties square off in ‘Apple Madness’ bracket-style championship.
Website helps growers determine whether or not crops are at risk of damage.
Presentations focus on making sure the orchard is productive and planted properly the first time.
Trellising study helps growers understand the basics of setting up an orchard infrastructure properly.
While the Wenatchee, WA, area has experienced higher-than expected snowfall, tour-goers trudge on to learn the latest about advanced production systems and high-value apple varieties.
Penn State University Extension to present simplified pruning rules for employees, orchard managers.