December 2009 Issue

Apple marketing incentive

By |December 1st, 2009|

“If an apple were to explode like a hand grenade when it reached a stage of ripeness not permitting [...]

Allow parasites to control leafhopper

By |December 1st, 2009|

A decade ago, the western grape leafhopper was known to exist in British Columbia only on the east side [...]

Field sorting culls

By |December 1st, 2009|

One area of research that John Verbrugge thinks has been overlooked is field sorting of culls.

Verbrugge, new president of [...]

Identity crisis

By |December 1st, 2009|

The flood of new apple varieties will continue until the consumer is so confused about the Washington apple identity [...]

Good Point – Jim McFerson

By |December 1st, 2009|

Predictions and promises are easy enough, as long as they’re vague. On the other hand, few people really remember [...]

How many is too many?

By |December 1st, 2009|

When it comes to new varieties, John Rice predicts that in the next decade, most retailers will offer five [...]

Ready for change

By |December 1st, 2009|

As the new president, John Verbrugge will lead Washington’s Horticultural Association into more involvement with state regulatory issues.

New Hort [...]

Blast from the past

By |December 1st, 2009|

Robots harvesting fruit, scientists creating the perfect apple trees in petri dishes, and a fruit industry run by conglomerates [...]

Cold-friendly varieties

By |December 1st, 2009|

Last winter’s cold damage has helped researchers and grape growers identify varieties that are best suited to British Columbia’s [...]

Should WAC come back?

By |December 1st, 2009|

A rack card developed by CMI tells consumers about the health benefits of eating apples, with a focus on [...]