October 2012 Issue

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 [...]

Cider is cool

By |October 1st, 2012|

Grape growers have established a robust wine industry in the warmer areas of Washinton State. Now, apple growers are [...]

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    Biocontrol veteran arms for battling brown marmorated stinkbug

Biocontrol veteran arms for battling brown marmorated stinkbug

By |October 1st, 2012|

Pennsylvania State University’s Dr. David Biddinger is a veteran in the army battling for better biocontrol, and it’s had [...]

Growing a cider culture

By |October 1st, 2012|

Scientists with Washington State University in Mount Vernon hope to support an emerging hard cider culture by strengthening their [...]