October 2012 Issue

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 [...]

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 [...]