China opens to Washington State apples

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Randy Steensma thinks the New Zealand apple Smitten has a big future.

Research tackles decay issue

A new project will focus on controlling decay and finding pollinizers that are not disease hosts.

Chose plant material wisely

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates will plant nematode-resistant rootstocks for the first time in Washington on a small scale.

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John Daniel Gebbers, 1930 – 2014

  • October 31st, 2014


John “Danny” Gebbers, 84, patriarch of the Gebbers family that has been growing apples near Brewster for more than 100 years, died October 21 of complications from a fall last summer during the region’s forest fires.

Gebbers Farms, with more than 5,000 acres of tree fruit, is one of the largest contiguous apple orchards in the world, according to the [...]

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