Warmest spring in 20 years ends with hottest May since 1997

By |June 23rd, 2014|

Washington State has been warm, the warmest spring in 20 years, says AgWeatherNet meteorologist Nic Loyd.

And also amazing: Washington saw [...]

New board member joins Washington Wine Industry Foundation

By |June 20th, 2014|

Sherri Swingle joins the Washington Wine Industry Foundation board of directors. Swingle, who was the executive director of the [...]

Nurseries struggle to meet demand

By |June 18th, 2014|

Growers are spending their profits on updating orchards.

Nurseries fund East Malling research

By |June 18th, 2014|

INN will provide funding for rootstock development.

Consumers rate Cosmic Crisp (WA 38)

By |June 18th, 2014|

After the apples had been stored for several months, consumers preferred the taste and texture of WA 38 over Honeycrisp.

Good, better, best? The quest for better apple rootstocks

By |June 18th, 2014|

There is likely not a “best” apple rootstock, though the replant-tolerant Geneva rootstocks (G.41, G.214, G.935, G.210, G.30, G.890) [...]

Building for the apple boom

By |June 17th, 2014|

Washington’s apple production has ramped up faster than expected.

High demand for trees

By |June 17th, 2014|

There seems to be no letup in growers’ desire to plant more apple trees.

Schlect: D.C. departures

By |June 17th, 2014|

● Eric Cantor’s primary defeat and subsequent resignation as majority leader has set in motion a search for a [...]

Goodbye, Washington Growers Clearing House; hello, Tree Fruit Association

By |June 13th, 2014|

Board members of the Washington Growers Clearing House will hold their last meeting of the association’s 73-year history in [...]