October 2011 Issue

Performance of WA 2 in industry evaluations

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

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

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 [...]

Growing sought-after Syrah grapes

By |October 1st, 2011|

Mike Sauer of Red Willow Vineyard was the first to plant Syrah wine grapes in Washington State.
Melissa Hansen

Syrah [...]

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 [...]

Where should Syrah be planted?

By |October 1st, 2011|

Syrah wine grapes can be successful in warm and cool sites in Washington State. However, there are a few [...]

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 [...]

Field-grafting grapes not a sure thing

By |October 1st, 2011|

Dick Boushey shows a cleft graft that he used to change a block of Semillon wine grapes over to [...]

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, [...]

East Malling pilgrimage

By |October 1st, 2011|

Jon Clements of the University of Massachusetts, left, admires trees at the Hatton Fruit Gardens in East Malling, which [...]

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 [...]