Geraldine Warner

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.

Pay attention to the soil

By |April 14th, 2014|

Growers should pay more attention to the soil.

Managing Honeycrisp nutrition

By |April 14th, 2014|

Balancing the crop load is particularly important with Honeycrisp, which is more susceptible than other apple varieties to problems [...]

Which is better for growing apples, angled or upright?

By |April 11th, 2014|

Growers and researchers weigh in.

Honeycrisp: Grow it, then crop it

By |April 10th, 2014|

Although growers want to reap early returns from their Honeycrisp plantings, they need to let the trees grow first.