October 2012 Issue

U.S. cider takes U.K. honors

By |October 1st, 2012|

Snowdrift cidery makes several blends of cider and perry. Perry is made from pears.
Geraldine Warner

Peter Ringsrud used to [...]

Parasite studied in quarantine

By |October 1st, 2012|

Scientists around the United States are studying a natural enemy of the brown marmorated stinkbug that has been imported [...]

Affecting lives through education

By |October 1st, 2012|

Xochitl Velazquez received the CCM scholarship from the Washington Apple Education Foundation, which helped her fulfill her dream of [...]

Honeycrisp moves into top six

By |October 1st, 2012|

For the first time, Honeycrisp will make the list of the top six apple varieties produced in the United [...]

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    Biocontrol veteran arms for battling brown marmorated stinkbug

Biocontrol veteran arms for battling brown marmorated stinkbug

By |October 1st, 2012|

Small, white larvae (inset photo above) of the sand wasp, Bicyrtes quadrifasciata, feed on brown marmorated stinkbug nymphs. The [...]

Apple pricing will be challenging this year

By |October 1st, 2012|

U.S. apple growers will market a smaller-than-average-size crop this year, but pricing the product won’t be easy, and there [...]

Clean vines keep viruses out

By |October 1st, 2012|

Washington State University postdoctorate student Femi Alabi demonstrates how grape tissue is analyzed for virus.
Melissa Hansen

Washington State’s grape [...]

Ice cider

By |October 1st, 2012|

Apples that hang on the tree well into winter aren’t crucial to making ice cider, but they lend an [...]

Last Bite— The Honeycrisp explosion

By |October 1st, 2012|

Jim Luby (left) and David Bedford rescued Honeycrisp from the discard pile and brought it to the commercial world [...]

Fireblight expert retires

By |October 1st, 2012|

Larry Pusey has used crab apples for his fireblight studies, as they can be manipulated to bloom year round [...]