USDA Approves Record-Breaking Purchase of Apples

By |April 29th, 2015|

US Apple Association today issued the following news release:
 Vienna, Va. – April 29, 2015 – The United States [...]

Extracting goodness

By |April 27th, 2015|

Sales are growing for varietal grape seed oils and flours made from pomace.

Reducing water usage

By |April 24th, 2015|

E & J Gallo reduced its winery water usage by 25 percent.

Branching experiment results in more feathers

By |April 22nd, 2015|

Treatments with Promalin or MaxCel put more branches on young apple trees.

Wine wastewater permits are coming

By |April 16th, 2015|

Final rules for Washington State wineries expected by next spring.

Turning pomace into compost

By |April 16th, 2015|

Walla Walla Community College hopes to show wineries how to compost their wine leftovers.

Promising pear rootstocks

By |April 16th, 2015|

Researchers study Amelanchier and quince selections as pear rootstocks for Pacific Northwest.

Demand is strong for Geneva rootstocks

By |April 16th, 2015|

Nurseries and growers have much to learn about the newer ones.

Pedro Cuevas Jr., Young Grower from Royal City, Washington

By |April 15th, 2015|

grower / Royal City, Washington
age / 25
crops / Cherries, apples
business / Part owner of Rancho Cuevas [...]

Keep varieties updated

By |April 15th, 2015|

Orchards need to be renovated to produce the kind of fruit that’s in demand.