October 2009 Issue

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 [...]

Full U.S. apple crop ahead

By |October 1st, 2009|

Apple-growing regions across the United States are reporting full crops this season. The U.S. Apple Association estimates the [...]

Good Point – Stephen Young

By |October 1st, 2009|

Orchard systems have gone through ­dynamic changes over the past 50 years. High-density plantings and dwarfing ­rootstocks have allowed [...]

Ontario apple plant expands with local support

By |October 1st, 2009|

Kirk Kemp says a buy-local trend has boosted his company’s sales. Ontario’s apple industry was [...]