Health Canada approves Arctic apples for growth and sale

By |March 20th, 2015|

Health Canada has approved two varieties of Arctic apples, Arctic Granny Smith and Arctic Golden Delicious, for growth and [...]

Judge blisters EEOC for “frivolous” case against growers

By |March 20th, 2015|

A federal judge has issued a blistering critique of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, saying the agency had brought [...]

Washington governor declares drought in three regions

By |March 19th, 2015|

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has declared a drought emergency for three areas of the state, setting in motion money, [...]

Antibiotic registered for fire blight control

By |March 19th, 2015|

The bactericide Kasumin (kasugamycin) has been registered in the apple growing states of Washington, Michigan, New York, and Oregon [...]

Fine growth regulator receives EPA approval

By |March 18th, 2015|

Fine Americas, Inc., has received a Section 3 registration from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the plant growth [...]

Biennial pear congress to begin this year in Italy

By |March 18th, 2015|

Beginning this year, Italy’s Interpoma congress and trade show, which focuses on apples, will be alternated with Futurpera, an [...]

Satellite imagery updated

By |March 17th, 2015|

Wilbur-Ellis Company has reached an agreement with Planet Labs to provide satellite imagery for its AgVerdict software.

AgVerdict is a [...]

Companion has organic listing

By |March 17th, 2015|

Growth Products of White Plains, New York, has introduced Companion, a new broad-spectrum biological fungicide that has been approved [...]

Dick Bartram, 1920-2015

By |March 17th, 2015|

Retired Washington State University Cooperative Extension agent Richard “Dick” Bartram, who was an authority on apple maturity and storage, [...]

Portable tester measures sugar, color, and maturity

By |March 16th, 2015|

Felix Instruments has introduced a hand-held meter for instantly and non-destructively measuring sugar content, color, and maturity of fruit. [...]