October 2012 Issue

Affecting lives through education

By |October 1st, 2012|

This year, the Washington Apple Education Foundation awarded scholarships worth a total of $475,000 to 187 students, but had [...]

Good Stuff

By |October 1st, 2012|

Bayer purchases AgraQuest
Bayer Crop Science, headquartered in Germany, has purchased the U.S. biological crop-protection company AgraQuest, Inc., for [...]

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 [...]

Continued strong demand for vines

By |October 1st, 2012|

Northwest grape growers thinking about planting vines in the near future are advised to plan well ahead. Strong demand [...]

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 [...]