August 2011 Issue

First forecast of U.S. apple crop

By |August 1st, 2011|

It takes true grit to try to assess the size and quality of the United States apple crop on [...]

Horticulturist favors tall spindle

By |August 1st, 2011|

Tall spindle plantings produce high early yields and are simple to train and prune.

There are numerous ways to grow [...]

Buy local gets a boost

By |August 1st, 2011|

Many growers have children in school and have been frustrated that their taxes have been paying for apples from [...]

Put us to work for you

By |August 1st, 2011|

I am fortunate to travel the country meeting with apple growers, packers, and other USApple members, and hear firsthand [...]

MCP substitute studied

By |August 1st, 2011|

Scientists at Washington State University have filed a patent application for a product that could be applied ­preharvest to [...]

Apple selections evaluated for postharvest performance

By |August 1st, 2011|

Starting about three weeks before anticipated harvest, fruit of each selection is tested weekly for starch conversion.
Washington Tree [...]

What do consumers think of MCP?

By |August 1st, 2011|

The Pear Bureau Northwest is planning a study to find out how well consumers like pears that have been [...]

What’s hot in grape varieties

By |August 1st, 2011|

Jeff Sample has a small greenhouse that he uses to grow cuttings and increase the number of vines that [...]

In the box

By |August 1st, 2011|

Dawson Moore loves apples.

Apple fan
Dawson Moore, pictured on his first birthday last fall, just couldn’t wait until the [...]

Good Stuff

By |August 1st, 2011|

Jack Everhart, left, New Holland, Inc., congratulates John Riel, right, of Burrows Tractor.

Recognition for Burrows
The New Holland dealership [...]