October 2012 Issue

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 [...]

The ciders of Quebec

By |October 1st, 2012|

In Canada’s Quebec province, the word cider means only one thing—fermented apple juice. You don’t call it hard cider, [...]

Clean vines keep viruses out

By |October 1st, 2012|

Washington State’s grape industry teamed up with researchers and regulatory officials last summer to educate growers and ­vintners about [...]

U.S. cider takes U.K. honors

By |October 1st, 2012|

Peter Ringsrud used to grow picture-perfect Red and Golden Delicious apples at his East Wenatchee, Washington, orchard, but found [...]