September 2012 Issue

Lake Chelan sparkles

By |September 1st, 2012|

Julie Pittsinger checks on her four-year-old planting of Pinot Meunier, one of the grapes traditionally used to make Champagne.

Julie [...]

Good to Know: A gem of a pear

By |September 1st, 2012|

US 71655-014 has been tested in Hood River, Oregon, for ten years, and is expected to be released soon.

A [...]

Sweet!

By |September 1st, 2012|

Scientists are testing a sweet idea that might help organic cherry growers manage insects, birds, and diseases all in [...]

Grower makes designer compost

By |September 1st, 2012|

David Granastein, sustainable agriculture specialist at Washington State University, takes a close look at the ingredients in Kyle Mathison’s [...]

The clubs of Quebec

By |September 1st, 2012|

Apple growers in Canada’s Quebec Province march to the beat of a different drummer. They are much more tightly [...]

Good to know: WSU releases WA 38 apple

By |September 1st, 2012|

The latest release from WSU, WA 38, is an eye-catching, large, dark red apple with a remarkably firm, crisp, [...]

Apple growers’ union gives market power to Quebec growers

By |September 1st, 2012|

For a relatively small industry with annual apple production of about 6 million bushels, the apple growers of Quebec [...]

The aristocratic Bosc

By |September 1st, 2012|

For many in the United States, when they think of pears, the image is of the fully ripe, yellow, [...]

Arctic apples

By |September 1st, 2012|

The Arctic Granny and Arctic Golden keep their white flesh after slicing.
Photo Courtesy of Neal Carter

The core idea [...]

Organic replant challenge

By |September 1st, 2012|

Mike Brownfield’s orchard has been cultivated organically for almost 40 years. In recent times, Brownfield has benefited from a [...]