January 15th 2013 Issue

Spooked by the weather

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Most fruit growers have trouble accepting the idea that human-caused climate change is occurring. They prefer to think recent [...]

Quick Bites

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British are Smitten
Prevar Limited has licensed the rights to grow, market, and sell the Smitten apple in the [...]

Predicting problems

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Left: Dave Rudell checks stored Honeycrisp for development of scald at the USDA lab in Wenatchee. Later stages of [...]

Last Bite

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1.    Which of the following is not a tree fruit disease?
a.    Black rot
b.    Blue mold
c.   [...]

Honeycrisp challenges packers

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As Washington’s Honeycrisp production increases, so does the need to store the variety for longer periods of time. Last [...]

Good to Go

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IPM academy focuses on shifting weather patterns
Michigan State University is offering fruit growers a two-day workshop that focuses [...]

Defect sorting could reduce costs

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The Washington apple industry must be one of the few that puts every possible input into the product before [...]

Good Stuff

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Molded fruit
Chinese businessman Steven Ding is selling plastic molds that can transform round or pear-shaped fruit into weird [...]

Cider squeezing with the dragon

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Developers put some teeth into their apple press.
Photo courtesy of Anderson Island Historical Society

The humble potato harvester, developed [...]

Auction benefits research

By |January 15th, 2013|

Washington State’s wine industry will receive a big windfall this year when the Auction of Washington Wines contributes nearly [...]