University of Maryland Extension

Apple


  • 2020 Apple Maturity Assessments
    Routine measurements of fruit starch levels, ground color and other maturity indices allow growers to make improved decisions about optimum harvest dates for long-term storage.

  • A Organic Apple Production - A Beginner's Guide (Webinar)
    Informational webinar will help you find out what's involved in profitable organic apple production. 
    National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service, Guy Ames and Tammy Hinman, NCAT

  • Apples: Organic Production Guide (Production Guide) 
    Publication provides information on organic apple production from recent research and producer experience. NCAT Sustainable Agriculture Project - Digital Price $5.95, Print Price: $8.95, Kindle Price: $5.95
    By Tammy Hinman and Guy Ames, NCAT IP020, Published 2011

  • Apples - eXtension (Web)
    Resources on Apple rootstocks and Cultivars. How to establish an Apple orchard, managing Apple tree orchards and propagating apple rootstocks and trees. eXtension - www.extension.org/apples  

  • Apples for the Retail Market (Web-Video)
    A video discussing apple cultivars that have characteristics well suited for direct market retail operations. These include favorites customers are already familiar with, and some less familiar ones that have interesting flavors and appearances that will help you differentiate yourself at the market. This list contains apples that ripen throughout the harvest season, and while they may not all store well, their excellent flavor make them ideal for the farmers market or roadside stand.  Penn State Extension

  • Bark Grafting Apple Trees (Web-Video)
    As consumers change their preferences for the apples they most enjoy, growers can convert portions of their orchard to these exciting new cultivars. In this video, we will discuss how to bark graft a block of trees to quickly convert a portion of orchard. This project is supported in part by the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Grant # 2015-70017-22852.
    By Penn State Extension, Produced by Mike Basedow, James Schupp, Robert Crassweller, and Tara Baugher
  • Bench Grafting Apple Trees (Web-Video)
    Have an old heirloom tree that you would like to plant on modern, dwarfing rootstocks? Find a chance mutation that you would like to evaluate? In this video, we will discuss how to bench graft these varieties onto the rootstock of your choice. This project is supported in part by the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Grant # 2015-70017-22852.
    By Penn State Extension, Produced by Mike Basedow, Robert Crassweller, James Schupp, and Tara Baugher.

  • Fruit (Website)
    Web pages on Production & Harvesting, Cultivars & Rootstocks, Soil Fertility & Management, Pest & Diseases, Weed Management, Organic Production, Sustainable Agriculture, Personal Safety, and Business Management. Penn State Extension

  • Great Apples in Michigan and Beyond (Web)
    Information from MSU's fruit expertise team
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    Michigan State University Extension

  • Insect IPM in Apples - Kaolin Clay (Fact Sheet)
    Fact Sheet is part of a series highlighting the latest breakthroughs in bio-rational pest control, Fact Sheet looks at the use of Kaolin (main ingredient in SurroundWP™
    National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service, Rex Dufour, NCAT Agriculture Specialist, Published 2001 ATTRA IP176

  • Orchard IPM (Web-Video)
    In this short video, you will learn some basic orchard scouting principles for a common disease – apple scab – and also mite pests and beneficials.
    Penn State Extension

  • Apples Organic Production Guide
    his publication provides information on organic apple production from recent research and producer experience. Many aspects of apple production are the same whether the grower uses low-spray, organic, or conventional management. Accordingly, this publication focuses on the aspects that differ from nonorganic practices — primarily pest and disease control, marketing, and economics. (Information on organic weed control and fertility management in orchards is presented in a separate ATTRA publication, Tree Fruits: Organic Production Overview.) This publication introduces the major apple insect pests and diseases and the most effective organic management methods. It also includes farmer profiles of working orchards and a section dealing with economic and marketing considerations. There is an extensive list of resources for information and supplies and an appendix on disease-resistant apple varieties. ATTRA IP020

  • The Apple Orchard System Blueprint (Web-Video)
    A video discussion on how components relate to the management steps for pre-plant planting and tree care during the first season, second season, and early bearing years.
    Developed by Penn State Extension, Produced by Tara Baugher, Senior Extension Educator, James Schupp, Professor of Pomology, Robert Crassweller, Professor of Tree Fruit, and Mike Basedow, Extension Assistant.

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