June 2011 Issue

H-2A changes add cost, difficulty

By |June 1st, 2011|

The McDougall & Sons housing camps are made up of manufactured units for 12 people. This camp at Quincy, [...]

Cover boy comes to terms with fame

By |June 1st, 2011|

Fruit fan Sam Kirby, now 18, was about three when Peter Marbach photographed him. It’s taken a while, but [...]

Management entity is a work in progress

By |June 1st, 2011|

WA 2, the first release of Washington State University’s apple breeding program, is a blushed, orange-red apple.
GERALDINE WARNER

The [...]

Predicting grapevine cold hardiness

By |June 1st, 2011|

Being able to predict the cold hardiness of grapes could help growers know how to respond when severe freezes [...]

Honeycrisp challenges club concept

By |June 1st, 2011|

The name SweeTango captures the apple’s sweet, tangy taste.
COURTESY SALLY & WILFRID MENNELL

Honeycrisp has set the standard for [...]

Apples for every taste

By |June 1st, 2011|

As well as growing fresh apples, Jack Feil grows cider apples, including Hewes Crab, a variety that originated in [...]

WSU to protect new varieties

By |June 1st, 2011|

Washington State University is taking steps to protect its new apple variety, WA 2, in overseas countries. WA 2, [...]

Honeycrisp season expanded

By |June 1st, 2011|

Wescott Agri Products

Right from the get-go, Fred Wescott thought Honeycrisp would be a new force in the apple market. [...]

Life after carbaryl

By |June 1st, 2011|

In the absence of carbaryl, growers will need a palette of chemical thinning options and strategies.
MELISSA HANSEN

Several new [...]

Hopes were high

By |June 1st, 2011|

A colorful sampling of interspecific plum selections bred by Glen Bradford of BQ Genetics.
BQ Genetics

When modern varieties of [...]