August 2013 Issue

Lottery planned for WA 38

By |November 27th, 2013|

Washington State University expects big demand for trees of its latest apple release.

Consumer pull

By |August 1st, 2013|

Proprietary Variety Management, a new company helping to commercialize  two new red-fleshed apple varieties developed by Bill Howell of [...]

Hot tips for Honeycrisp

By |August 1st, 2013|

Growers visited the Honeycrisp orchard of Mike Robinson (right) in June and will have the opportunity to return near [...]

Good Stuff

By |August 1st, 2013|

Closer receives registration
Dow AgroSciences has received federal registration of its sulfoxaflor insecticide, sold under the brand name Closer, [...]

Export promotions need shipper support

By |August 1st, 2013|

Todd Fryhover, president of the Washington Apple Commission, says the industry needs to increase demand.
Geraldine Warner

The Washington Apple [...]

Kestrel Wines finds value in old vines

By |August 1st, 2013|

An old Cabernet Sauvignon vine at Kestrel View Estates Vineyard near Prosser.
Photo courtesy of Wine Yakima Valley

Vines planted [...]

Cider history repeated?

By |August 1st, 2013|

Reputedly, hard cider is America’s historic beverage, once considered safer to drink than water and easy to produce since [...]

How many apples?

By |August 1st, 2013|

When the U.S. Apple Association convenes in Chicago later this month for the Apple Crop Outlook and Marketing Conference, [...]

The Wafler-Cornell apple harvester

By |August 1st, 2013|

This earlier prototype was photographed in August 2010, during an International Fruit Tree Association tour to Wafler Nursery. The [...]

A sense of place

By |August 1st, 2013|

Clay Mackey says their Cabernet Franc vineyard survived the cold temperatures in late spring.
by Melissa Hansen

Clay Mackey and [...]