October 2012 Issue

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 [...]

Last Bite— The Honeycrisp explosion

By |October 1st, 2012|

It’s been described as “explosively crisp!” and “an apple of almost magical qualities.

In 2006, the Association of University Technology [...]

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 [...]

Plant in clean ground

By |October 1st, 2012|

Grape selections that come out of the Clean Plant Center-Northwest Grapes are certified to be free of known grape [...]

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 [...]