August 2009 Issue

Bee parasite sequenced

By |August 1st, 2009|

U.S. Department of Agriculture scientists at the Bee Research Laboratory in Beltsville, Maryland, have sequenced the genome of a [...]

Quick Bites

By |August 1st, 2009|

EQIP deadline
The Natural Resources Conservation Service has funds to help growers meet the cost of implementing conservation practices, [...]

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    Growers can improve returns by leaving fruit in the orchard.

Growers can improve returns by leaving fruit in the orchard.

By |August 1st, 2009|

To pick or not to pick

Low prices for small apples during the past ­season reinforced the notion that growers [...]

Wine with a cause

By |August 1st, 2009|

Winery owners Stacy Lill (left) and Kathy Johanson provide mentoring and scholarships for young women.

The idea was hatched on [...]

Good crop on the tree

By |August 1st, 2009|

The Washington apple industry expects to harvest a crop of large, high-quality apples this fall, which is what buyers [...]

Buyer’s Guide Listings – 2009-2010

By |August 1st, 2009|

INDUSTRY SUPPLIERS BY CATEGORY

•CA/Cold Storage
•Fertilizers/Nutrition
•Harvest Equipment
•Irrigation/Frost Control
•Nursery Stock
•Pest Management
•Postharvest Equipment
•Production Equipment
•Supplies/Services

Autosorting at the orchard

By |August 1st, 2009|

Technology that will be tested in Washington State this harvest could help apple growers sort out undesirable fruit in [...]

Last Bite – The story behind letterheads

By |August 1st, 2009|

For the past several years, each of these articles has focused on a particular fruit grower or marketer with [...]

Sweet Skylar Rae

By |August 1st, 2009|

Skylar Rae cherries about a week before harvest. In tests, the soluble solids have been as high as 30° [...]

Apple Lines – Todd Fryhover

By |August 1st, 2009|

Adversity provides opportunity. This is the mantra for the 2008–2009 Washington apple season. We’re facing a world economic downturn, [...]