Latest Apple News and Resources

Notes from the Field: A Grower’s Perspective – Chris McGuire Chat #4
glare Created with Sketch.
card_styles Created with Sketch.
Jun 20th
20240620

Notes from the Field: A Grower’s Perspective – Chris McGuire Chat #4

By Leslie Holland

I had my third chat with Chris on June 17… Despite continued rain events, Chris’ orchard has been drying off quickly, allowing them to continue […]

Wisconsin Apple Disease Update – June 21, 2024: Summer Rot Prevention
glare Created with Sketch.
card_styles Created with Sketch.
Jun 20th
20240620

Wisconsin Apple Disease Update – June 21, 2024: Summer Rot Prevention

By Leslie Holland

As we enter early summer in Wisconsin, apple fruit diseases become a critical concern, especially with the recent wet weather conditions. This season’s rain increases […]

Apple Thinning 18 to 20 mm Options
glare Created with Sketch.
card_styles Created with Sketch.
May 30th
20240530

Apple Thinning 18 to 20 mm Options

By Amaya Atucha

In southern Wisconsin we are approaching 20 mm fruit size, which means the window for thinning is almost over. For those orchards that still need […]

OFGA Summer Field Days
glare Created with Sketch.
card_styles Created with Sketch.
May 30th
20240530

OFGA Summer Field Days

By Chris McGuire

Organic Berry ProductionJune 14, 2024 10 am – 2 pm.  Blue Fruit Farm, Winona MN Join the Organic Fruit Growers Association, the UW-Madison Emerging Crops […]

Managing Fruit Set in Young Apple Trees: Effective Strategies for Growers
glare Created with Sketch.
card_styles Created with Sketch.
May 16th
20240516

Managing Fruit Set in Young Apple Trees: Effective Strategies for Growers

By Amaya Atucha

It’s common for newly planted and young apple trees to set fruit, but allowing these young trees to bear fruit can hinder their growth and […]

Effective Fertilization Strategies for ‘Honeycrisp’
glare Created with Sketch.
card_styles Created with Sketch.
May 16th
20240516

Effective Fertilization Strategies for ‘Honeycrisp’

By Amaya Atucha

For apple growers, particularly those cultivating ‘Honeycrisp’, precise fertilization is crucial for achieving optimal fruit quality and yield. Here’s a guide to help you manage […]

Short Videos: How To Use the Apple Thinning Models On NEWA
glare Created with Sketch.
card_styles Created with Sketch.
May 2nd
20240502

Short Videos: How To Use the Apple Thinning Models On NEWA

By Amaya Atucha

It has come to my attention that many growers are not using some of the apple thinning models available on NEWA, mostly because they don’t […]

Petal Fall Thinning Options
glare Created with Sketch.
card_styles Created with Sketch.
May 2nd
20240502

Petal Fall Thinning Options

By Amaya Atucha

Early cultivars in Southern Wisconsin will be at petal fall by early next week, when we reach about 100-125 growing degree days from bloom. This […]

Apple Blossom Thinning Recommendations
glare Created with Sketch.
card_styles Created with Sketch.
Apr 26th
20240426

Apple Blossom Thinning Recommendations

By Amaya Atucha

Although some orchards have experienced some degree of frost damage, the damage seems to be very site specific and not a generalized issue across the […]

Frost Damage in Apples and Use of Promalin
glare Created with Sketch.
card_styles Created with Sketch.
Apr 26th
20240426

Frost Damage in Apples and Use of Promalin

By Amaya Atucha

This is a follow up to last week’s article “Use of Promalin for Frost Rescue—Updated Recommendations”. I wanted to provide additional guidelines on the use […]