Geraldine Warner

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 [...]

Paying for rest time

By |April 29th, 2014|

Paying a piece-rate equivalent for rest breaks helps keep workers productive and motivated, a labor specialist says.

Nurseries fund East Malling research

By |April 24th, 2014|

The International New-Varieties Network has committed to provide more than $672,000 over the next six years to support apple and pear rootstock research at East Malling Research in Kent, England.

Evaluating technology for orchard use

By |April 23rd, 2014|

New orchard technologies must be compatible with high production, said grower Jerry Haak.

Prevention is best strategy

By |April 22nd, 2014|

Mites continue to develop resistance to new miticides.

Growers face land constraints

By |April 15th, 2014|

Fruit growers in British Columbia , Canada, may still stand tall as leaders in high-density orchard systems, but they can only wonder at the enormity of the Washington apple industry across their southern border.