New Developments

Taking yields to the limit

By |February 5th, 2015|

New Zealand scientists have planted a prototype ‘super orchard’ they hope will produce around 170 apple bins per acre.

Hands-on winemaking: Owen Roe

By |February 5th, 2015|

O’Reilly’s minimalist approach to winemaking is labor intensive.

What cherry growers learned about the 2014 freeze

By |February 4th, 2015|

Panelists guide Oregon growers through tough days ahead as spring approaches.

Good times for hard cider

By |February 3rd, 2015|

Explosive growth has captured interest, but there’s little sense of direction.

Michigan takes inventory of fruit plantings

By |February 2nd, 2015|

Michigan fruit growers were asked in January to provide data for a fruit inventory that would update information on [...]

First Washington wine research program in the works

By |February 2nd, 2015|

Wine Commission will spend $250K on research this year.

Strategies for Honeycrisp

By |January 26th, 2015|

Scientists respond to questions about harvest and storage practices.

How to measure Honeycrisp qualities

By |January 26th, 2015|

Titratable acidity, chlorophyll, and dry matter concentration may be tools to predict quality and storage potential.

Packing apples in Italy

By |January 22nd, 2015|

Presizing and presorting apples into storage changes the way apples are packed in Italy.

Bigger crops ahead

By |January 21st, 2015|

Growers will need to produce niche varieties and maximize production efficiency, marketers say.