October 2009 Issue

The route to commercialization

By |October 1st, 2009|

New apple varieties from Washington State University will be evaluated and commercialized under the following general guidelines. The fees [...]

Last Bite – Mining engineer turns fruit grower

By |October 1st, 2009|

Yakima orchardist Ed Bannister adopted the Pyramid brand name in 1915 after purchasing his first five acres [...]

IAC members

By |October 1st, 2009|

Members of the breeding ­program’s Industry Advisory Council are: Brent Milne, Bob Brammer, Bruce Allen, Bryon McDougall, Dale Goldy, [...]

Good Stuff

By |October 1st, 2009|

Protect fruit from sunburn Purfresh of Fremont, California, reports that the company’s solar protectant, Purshade, has reduced physical [...]

No club for WSU apples

By |October 1st, 2009|

New apple varieties released by Washington State University will not be club varieties. Dr. Jim McFerson, manager of [...]

Major grant for cherry research

By |October 1st, 2009|

The Specialty Crop Research Initiative has awarded a $3.9-million grant for research on new ways of producing, processing, and [...]

Ready for robots?

By |October 1st, 2009|

Brad Hamner of Carnegie Mellon University walks alongside an autonomous vehicle as it moves down the rows [...]

Cherry export glitch

By |October 1st, 2009|

The 2009 cherry export season in Japan did not live up to the Northwest industrys expectations because of a [...]

New varieties for New York

By |October 1st, 2009|

A group called New York Apple Growers, LLC, has been formed to commercialize apple varieties developed by Cornell University, [...]

Good Point – Robert Brody and Jon Wyss

By |October 1st, 2009|

Washington’s farms and ranches reached a record value of production for crops and livestock in 2008. Agriculture accounts for [...]