Washington growers confirm their suspicions of a lighter-than-expected crop with a revised smaller 2018 forecast.
Growers, inventors are hoping markets Rave about First Kiss.
While agreement calls for no tariffs on apples, pears and cherries between North American nations, Mexico’s separate 20 percent retaliatory tariff on U.S. apples could remain in place.
Grafting old blocks trained to multileader systems brings high density without high replanting costs.
U.S. apple and pear growers who may be harmed by ongoing international trade disputes will be able to apply for the federal government’s relief package beginning in October.
Tobin Northfield will work to develop sustainable strategies to contain pests that threaten apple, pear, cherry and other fruit crops.
The Food Purchase and Distribution Program will buy up to $1.2 billion in food products “unfairly targeted by unjustified retaliation.”
The same apple breeding team that brought Honeycrisp to market is releasing a new cultivar this year.
OFM damage is on the rise in Washington orchards.