Today we have a brief collection of random news items from the tree fruit industry and to start things off a week or so ago we talked with USApple's Wendy Brannen about their Apple Madness contest.
BRANNEN: Apple Madness is of course a play on March Madness. It has been so much fun to engage with our members and see them get involved in the program which basically pits 32 of our all-star apple varieties against one another in a bracket style competition.
Well the Ambrosia apple has come out victorious. Better pick one up and give it a try.
wafla has another webinar it's presenting tomorrow to discuss farm labor contractor violations. The webinar is scheduled for 11am to noon and you will need to register. Ask them about their season pass or a 6-pack pass for additional webinars.
And finally, Bayer Crop Science is asking the EPA to review their decision to pull flubendiamide, one of Bayer's pesticides, from the market. The agency says the pesticide poses risks to the environment based on findings from computer models while Bayer's monitoring data shows otherwise. Farmers can still use the product during the process. The product is marketed as Belt and is used to treat insects on apples, pears, stone fruits, tree nuts, grapes and vegetables.
That's today's Fruit Grower Report. I'm Greg Martin on the Ag Information Network of the West.