● This fall’s disruptions of ocean shipping–that have lacerated our tree fruit exports–beg for some type of long-term remedy. Unionized longshoremen should not [...]
For good storage life, apples must be picked at optimum maturity. The standard starch iodine test is the easiest [...]
Proprietary Variety Management, a new company helping to commercialize two new red-fleshed apple varieties developed by Bill Howell of [...]
Growers visited the Honeycrisp orchard of Mike Robinson (right) in June and will have the opportunity to return near [...]
Closer receives registration
Dow AgroSciences has received federal registration of its sulfoxaflor insecticide, sold under the brand name Closer, [...]
Todd Fryhover, president of the Washington Apple Commission, says the industry needs to increase demand.
The Washington Apple [...]
An old Cabernet Sauvignon vine at Kestrel View Estates Vineyard near Prosser.
Photo courtesy of Wine Yakima Valley
Vines planted [...]
Reputedly, hard cider is America’s historic beverage, once considered safer to drink than water and easy to produce since [...]
When the U.S. Apple Association convenes in Chicago later this month for the Apple Crop Outlook and Marketing Conference, [...]