October 2011 Issue

Wine industry backs new center

By |October 1st, 2011|

The Washington Wine Commission’s commitment of $7.4 million towards the cost of building a Wine Science Center at Washington [...]

Last Bite–Fuji, a world-class apple

By |October 1st, 2011|

Fuji proved to be more difficult to grow and pack than Grady Auvil imagined. Fuji is in his right [...]

An apple a day…

By |October 1st, 2011|

Should apple growers follow the lead set by berries and fruits like tart cherries and use health ­benefits as [...]

Consumers are price conscious

By |October 1st, 2011|

Consumers are coming back to normal—if by normal we mean the more “old-fashioned” way—being responsive to prices and being [...]

In The Box

By |October 1st, 2011|

Fruit fan Jesse James Botha enjoys reading the Good Fruit Grower at his grandfather’s home in South Africa.

Amy Botha [...]

Count the people

By |October 1st, 2011|

If you’re looking for answers to perplexing questions—like what’s the future of Social Security, will China dominate the world, [...]

Tweets tout SweeTango

By |October 1st, 2011|

Eastern Canadian radio personality Kate Peardon’s photo was on the Facebook page of Scotian Gold Cooperative in Nova Scotia.

Since [...]

Growers battle stinkbug

By |October 1st, 2011|

Eastern peach growers report having greater success in controlling the brown marmorated stinkbug this year than they did in [...]

Performance of WA 2 in industry evaluations

By |October 1st, 2011|

Figure 1: “Parrot beak” can occur on WA 2 fruit grown on one-year-old wood.

Washington State University’s new apple variety [...]

The big picture

By |October 1st, 2011|

When the U.S. Apple Association holds its annual marketing and outlook conference in Chicago in August, it’s an occasion [...]