June 2013 Issue

Yakima Valley opened the AVA door

By |June 1st, 2013|

The idea to designate Yakima Valley as Washington State’s first American Viticultural Area came to Mike Wallace while he was visiting California’s wine country in the early 1980s, when northern California growers and vintners were carving out appellations and subappellations.

5 things to consider when selecting a variety

By |June 1st, 2013|

photo by John Clements, University of Massachusetts

Win Cowgill, horticulturist at Rutgers ­University and area fruit agent located in Hunterdon [...]

Tougas Family Farm

By |June 1st, 2013|

Mo Tougas asks a question of Oregon State University sweet cherry expert Lynn Long on an IFTA tour of [...]

New model for variety release

By |June 1st, 2013|

Courtesy of Wescott Agri Products

Two new apple varieties, Pazazz and RiverBelle, are growing in some apple orchards and [...]

Table grapes part of Arkansas breeding program

By |June 1st, 2013|

This is Joy, in a photo from Idaho, where fruit breeder Esmaeil Fallahi included John Clark’s table grapes in [...]

Apple variety network

By |June 1st, 2013|

Variety and cultivar selection is the largest economic decision a grower can make when establishing a new high-density orchard [...]

Peaches from Arkansas

By |June 1st, 2013|

Arkansas plant breeder John Clark.
Photos courtesy of John Clark, University of Arkansas

New nectarine varieties and a peach variety [...]

B.C. growers hope for compensation

By |June 1st, 2013|

A review of the Columbia River Treaty, which the United States and Canada entered in 1964, has British Columbia [...]

Promising WSU cherry selections

By |June 1st, 2013|

One selection showing promise in Washington State University’s cherry breeding program is an early variety that has better fruit [...]

Surround might deter stinkbugs

By |June 1st, 2013|

The brown marmorated stinkbug is a challenge to control for any fruit grower, and organic growers have the fewest [...]