December 2009 Issue

Last Bite – The Land of the Yakamas

By |December 1st, 2009|

Cowin paid careful attention to marketing, and his high-quality fruit stood out in the marketplace.

In 1909-1910, Earle Cowin earned [...]

Embracing change

By |December 1st, 2009|

Laura Mrachek works to make a difference in the tree fruit industry.

Laura Mrachek, retiring president of the Washington State [...]

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 [...]