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  • Freight emissions: Compare apples and apples

    Transport and logistics account for half the global oil consumption and nearly 20% of the world’s energy use. Experts estimate that up to a quarter of the global Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions are transport related and the International Energy Agency (IEA) expects this figure to double by 2050. Many stakeholders in the freight sector, industry and government are heavily investing in ...


    By thinkstep

  • REDWAVE in the Big Apple

    In recent years, REDWAVE has crystallized into a leading provider of sensor-based sorting technology. Customers worldwide now have available both standard as well as customized solutions from sensor-based sorting machines to complete turnkey recycling plants. America is characterized as a profit-making market with strong growth potential throughout the environmental and recycling ...

  • China seeking to export apples to US

    China has its sights set on exporting its fruit to the United States. And that's OK with growers in Washington, who harvest the bulk of America's apple crop. Having the world's No. 1 apple producer as a competitor may seem counterintuitive, but growers say opening U.S. borders to Chinese apples means American farmers should in turn be able to get a foothold in the country's lucrative and growing ...


    By Associated Press

  • Green points for Hewlett Packard and Apple

    Apple and Hewlett Packard get green points this month, as HP is rewarded in the latest edition of our Guide to Greener Electronics and Apple releases details of their greenhouse gas emissions. But the big points go to activist consumers for proving once again that public pressure creates positive change. The Guide to Greener Electronics ranks the 18 top manufacturers of personal computers, ...


    By Greenpeace International

  • Preserving the best qualities of `Honeycrisp` apples

    'Honeycrisp' apples are among the most popular varieties in today's fresh fruit market. The apple's explosive crispness, juiciness, and flavor have made them a new favorite among consumers. However, the apples' distinctive characteristics are at peak only when they are properly grown, picked at optimum maturity, and stored under ideal conditions. A new research study in the August 2015 issue of ...

  • Wild bees boost apple harvest

    Orchards pollinated by a wide range of wild bee species grow more apples than those pollinated by fewer species, finds a new US study. Its authors suggest that farmers could consider investing in wild bee conservation to improve crop yield. Many farmers around the world hire or manage hives of honeybees to help pollinate crops including fruit and nuts. However, demand for pollinator-dependent ...

  • Apple Joins Ceres Company Network

    Ceres announced today that its board of directors has approved Apple as the newest member of the Ceres Company Network. Companies that join the Ceres network demonstrate an executive-level commitment to sustainability and strive to further integrate sustainability into their business strategies. In joining the Ceres network, Apple has ...


    By Ceres

  • Study reveals causes of apple skin spot

    For fruit crops such as apples, compromised skin appearance usually results in reduced market value. Identifying causes of fruit disorders and diseases can help producers modify growing strategies and increase profits. Researchers in Germany recently released a study of "skin spot", a disorder found in 'Elstar' (and occasionally in 'Golden Delicious') apples after CA storage that is characterized ...

  • Parts Books to Go app for your phone

    '“I have an 8450 from the ‘90s and something square-shaped has broken on the left side of the engine. It’s attached by four bolts, maybe 14 mm bolts. Do you have that kind of part?” Every parts salesperson and many customers too are familiar with the situation in which a part is needed for a tractor but the number for that part is missing. It’s hard to describe ...

  • Sandwich system found effective in organic apple orchards

    In organic apple orchards, one of the most serious challenges for growers is determining ways to limit weed competition while improving soil quality and ensuring high yields of quality apples. Scientists from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences published a study of orchard floor management systems (HortScience, March 2015) that revealed the benefits of using "sandwich systems" in ...

  • Recall of Honeycrisp Apple Cider due to Patulin Contamination

    Consumers are warned to avoid drinking Pepin Heights Orchard’s Honeycrisp Apple Cider products with a use-by-date of February 9, 2012.   Patulin is a mycotoxin and produced by Penicillium, Aspergillus and Byssochylamys molds. It grows on a variety of foods, including fruit, grain, and cheese, but it is a particular threat in apple juice. While the immediate ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Canadian Apple Orchard Taste-Tests the IoT

    Algoma Orchards, located in Newcastle, Ontario, is no rinky-dink farm. In fact, it’s the largest privately owned grower and packer of apples in Canada. The company maintains 750 acres of trees, a packing plant and a juice factory onsite, and imports apples from Chile in order to maintain a year-round supply. The company also conducted a test last summer of an ...


    By Semios

  • China Lifts Suspension on Washington State Apples

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that China is lifting its suspension of red and golden delicious apple imports from Washington State. The Chinese market for Washington apples was valued at $6.5 million in calendar year 2011. "USDA employees worked closely with the apple industry and China over a long period of time to achieve this market access," said Secretary Tom Vilsack. "We ...

  • Apple, Facebook, Google leading green internet revolution

    Apple, which has built an on-site solar farm and fuel-cells at its North Carolina data centre and has procured renewable energy directly at its other three facilities, has achieved the highest marks of Internet company data centres that Greenpeace issues every two years. Greenpeace rated Apple’s efforts in renewable energy policy and renewable energy deployment with an A grade in each ...


    By Climate Action

  • Apples top new `Dirty Dozen` list

    Environmental Working Group has released the seventh edition of its Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce with updated information on 53 fruits and vegetables and their total pesticide loads. EWG highlights the worst offenders with its "Dirty Dozen" list and the cleanest conventional produce with its "Clean 15" list. Analysts at EWG synthesized data collected from the U.S. Department of ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Apple steps up Efforts to Go Green in China

    Apple says it's boosting efforts to go green in China by partnering with conservationists to promote sustainable forestry for paper production. CEO Tim Cook also said in a statement Sunday that he will try to get Apple's Chinese suppliers and contract manufacturers to use renewable energy to power their factories. That could take ...


    By Associated Press

  • Plant Life about melons, apple scab and big data

    The main article in the January issue of Plant Life is titled 'Understanding melons' and Sander Peters, bio-informatics scientist at Wageningen UR, is interviewed about the '100 Melon genome project'. Also scientist Jürgen Kohl tells about the Select Biocontrol method and you can read about the workshop 'Data-driven innovations in the agri-food industries', on 18 and 19 March in Wageningen. ...

  • Machine harvesting may increase apple supply for hard cider market

    Cider - or "hard cider" as it is typically known in the United States - is experiencing a real revival. The fermented apple juice with 0.5% to 7% alcohol-by-volume is the fastest growing alcohol market segment in the US, boasting a 54% increase in production annually from 2007 to 2012. Naturally, increasing consumer demand for cider translates to a need for more apples to make quality cider ...

  • The Bumper Apple Harvest Continues – Dry Weather and Cone Bottom Tanks Needed!

    With so many varieties grown across the UK, it’s no wonder that the apple harvest continues as winter approaches. The Worcester News reports how the ideal summer for apple growing is still resulting in an on-going record harvest which is great news for the growing number of cider producers across the country and for the expanding and varying cider market. Although the summer might not have ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • Apple digs in on green with China solar, US forest projects

    In a quest to be more green, Apple says it is investing in Chinese solar power and preserving forests that make environmentally friendly paper. The initiatives come as the tech giant this year met a self-imposed goal of powering all its U.S. operations with renewable energy to reduce carbon emissions - initiatives that have won high marks from environmental groups. On Thursday, Apple announced a ...


    By Associated Press

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