October 2012 Issue

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 [...]

Growing great learners

By |October 1st, 2012|

Washington Fruit and Produce Company, one of Washington’s top tree fruit producers, is seeing success in a new type [...]

Ice cider

By |October 1st, 2012|

One of the specialty ciders produced at Cidrerie du Minot is called ice cider, which was invented in Quebec [...]

Harvester studied for cider apples

By |October 1st, 2012|

An over-the-row raspberry harvester is tested for harvesting cider apples
Geraldine Warner

Cider apple growing overall requires fewer inputs than [...]

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 [...]

Stinkbug biocontrol

By |October 1st, 2012|

Perdue University Extension

Brown marmorated stinkbug, an invasive insect from Asia, swept over the Mid-Atlantic states’ fruit crops like a [...]

From bin to bottle

By |October 1st, 2012|

A continuous belt press at Tulip Valley Orchard and Vineyard in Mount Vernon, Washington.
Geraldine Warner

Making cider is similar [...]

Big demand for cider

By |October 1st, 2012|

Left: The bittersweet apple Harry Master’s Jersey. Bittersweet apples are in big demand. Center: Yarlington Mill, a traditional bittersweet [...]

Looking for a bipartisan solution

By |October 1st, 2012|

Apple harvest season last year brought home to Dale Foreman just how important a reliable labor force was to [...]

Insect-resistant varieties

By |October 1st, 2012|

Scientists at Washington State University hope to breed apples with resistance to key apple pests.
Joseph Schwarz, a doctoral [...]