EU regulations stifle fruit exports

By |March 15th, 2012|

Pacific Northwest apple and pear exports to Europe have dropped dramatically since pesticide ­regulations were harmonized among members of [...]

Easier access to MRLs

By |March 15th, 2012|

Growers using Washington State University’s online Decision Aid System this season will be able to consider pesticide maximum residue [...]

Heed global trends

By |March 15th, 2012|

The global food business is increasingly complex, with new players, new linkages, and cause-and-effect reactions that impact food supply [...]

Cripps Pink is in expansion mode

By |March 15th, 2012|

Lady in Red is one of several highly colored strains of Cripps Pink that will be marketed as Pink [...]

Export focus is not new

By |March 15th, 2012|

The Washington apple industry was exporting a significant percentage of its crop, long before the Washington Apple Commission was [...]

Access to China is near

By |February 15th, 2012|

It’s been almost two decades since the U.S. pear industry began pushing for access to China, but it [...]

Exports boost pear returns

By |February 15th, 2012|

James Foreman advocates expanding exports and giving up segments of the U.S. market to Argentina [...]

Globalization threatens wine terroir

By |February 1st, 2012|

Globalization has brought the world of wine to our front door, offering endless choices for consumers and great opportunities [...]

MAP funds granted for stone fruits

By |February 1st, 2012|

Dissolution of the California Tree Fruit Agreement created opportunity for Washington State stone fruit, says Ingrid Mohn, FAS market [...]

Why do new varieties fail?

By |January 15th, 2012|

In spite of the 70 breeding programs around the world developing new tree fruit cultivars, most new varieties are [...]