Geraldine Warner

Drosophila is here to stay

By |May 23rd, 2014|

Better traps should help growers determine when to spray for spotted wing drosophila.

Overcoming cherry fatigue

By |May 23rd, 2014|

Marketers strategize about how to keep consumers buying cherries in the late season.

SWD bugs California growers

By |May 20th, 2014|

In California’s climate, spotted wing drosophila thrives during the winter.

New pest has racing stripes

By |May 20th, 2014|

The African fig fly, a relative of the spotted wing drosophila, is bigger and more competitive.

Club apples are in demand

By |May 19th, 2014|

Twenty years ago, Red Delicious apple production peaked in Washington at more than 60 million packed boxes. Just three [...]

Beyond Honeycrisp

By |May 19th, 2014|

A number of new varieties that are coming to market are being touted as being better than Honeycrisp.

Pazazz, a [...]

Pear growers have a strategy for pest management

By |May 14th, 2014|

A new pear pest management plan underlines the need for smaller trees and more efficient systems.

Opal apple verified as non-GMO

By |May 2nd, 2014|

FirstFruits seeks to head off confusion with a GMO apple that might be approved.

Growers make H-2A work

By |May 1st, 2014|

Washington is the fourth largest employer of H-2A workers in the country after North Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.

USApple president visits the other Washington

By |April 30th, 2014|

Jim Bair, president of the U.S. Apple Association, visited Washington State this week for the first time since taking [...]