July 2009 Issue

WSU hires automation expert

By |July 1st, 2009|

Washington State University has hired one of the nation’s top university scientists in agricultural automation and mechanization to [...]

Good Point

By |July 1st, 2009|

A recent opinion piece on immigration reform (“Take Me Out to the Ballgame,” by Dan Fazio in the June [...]

In search of superior apples

By |July 1st, 2009|

Dr. Cameron Peace checks block of seedlings resulting from the intercrossing of parents that have been used in WSU’s [...]

Good Point – Jim Allen

By |July 1st, 2009|

What is the difference between David “Big Papi” Ortiz and Juan “Papi” Sanchez? The differences will become obvious, but [...]

Research revealed

By |July 1st, 2009|

Washington State University’s new research orchard needs industry support, says Dr. Jay Brunner.

Washington State University will hold a field [...]

Last Bite – An Apple A Day

By |July 1st, 2009|

Wilbert “Bill” Hansen was an exception to the rule about many successful fruit industry people being born and raised [...]

Good Question – Pear Industry Issue

By |July 1st, 2009|

Rob Peterson
Hood River, Oregon
Mexican tariff
Peterson said the most pressing issue is the 20 percent tariff on [...]

From wines to spirits

By |July 1st, 2009|

Rusty Figgins plans to be selling apple eau-de-vie and other clear, unaged brandy products later this year.

Berle “Rusty” Figgins, [...]

Big plans for WSU viticulture

By |July 1st, 2009|

Dr. Thomas Henick-Kling tasted wines produced from Puget Sound appellation grapes during a visit to Washington State University’s Northwest [...]

Canned pear assessment rises

By |July 1st, 2009|

The promotional assessment on Pacific Northwest processed pears will increase from $5 to $7.11 per ton this season in [...]