December 2013 Issue

Entrepreneur focuses on apple picking

By |December 15th, 2013|

WSU graduate student Mark De Kleine is exploring ways to remove apples from the tree more quickly.

Going to market

By |December 1st, 2013|

Farmers' markets are booming, and fruit growers are capitalizing.

The Cold Train

By |December 1st, 2013|

Since early in 2010, more produce--including apples--has been hauled east by rail.

What’s the best rootstock for Honeycrisp?

By |November 27th, 2013|

The loss of a hillside of Gala trees in a big storm in 2009 opened up an opportunity for [...]

Hedging your bets

By |November 27th, 2013|

Michigan growers hear that everyone will be hedging their fruiting walls in five years to reduce their labor costs.

Orchards of the future

By |November 27th, 2013|

Cornell's Terence Robinson explains his vision of orchard managementin English and in Spanish.

Grower comments wanted

By |November 27th, 2013|

Consolidation task force seeks input.

Colombini, the collaborator

By |November 27th, 2013|

California orchardist has helped bring Northwest and California cherry industries together.

Wine Commission uses humor to educate

By |November 27th, 2013|

"The Recommendeuer" iPad app provides in-depth information about Washington wines.

Learn by doing

By |November 27th, 2013|

Jeff Colombini has learned the hard way that not all growing techniques fit his conditions.