Night shift: Harvesting apples at night

A shift from ladders to illuminated platforms allows pickers to work day or night.

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  • Preparing for lift-off

Preparing for lift-off

  • April 1st, 2015

Proprietary Variety Management—the company that is managing the commercialization of Washington State University’s WA 38 apple—has formed an industry-wide marketing group to discuss how the apple will be launched in the market place.

PVM of Yakima, Washington, worked with WSU faculty to develop the variety’s brand name Cosmic Crisp. PVM’s [...]

Health Canada approves Arctic apples for growth and sale

  • March 20th, 2015

Health Canada has approved two varieties of Arctic apples, Arctic Granny Smith and Arctic Golden Delicious, for growth and sale in Canada.
The announcement was made on the Health Canada website five weeks after deregulation was granted in the United States by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The apples [...]