Organic plantings drop

By |May 1st, 2012|

Organic tree fruit acreage in Washington State is on the decline overall, although plantings of organic Honeycrisp have increased [...]

Pests sneak into U.K.

By |April 1st, 2012|

Two new pests—the brown marmorated stinkbug and spotted wing drosophila—have snuck into the United Kingdom but are not yet [...]

EU regulations stifle fruit exports

By |March 15th, 2012|

Pacific Northwest apple and pear exports to Europe have dropped dramatically since pesticide ­regulations were harmonized among members of [...]

Easier access to MRLs

By |March 15th, 2012|

Growers using Washington State University’s online Decision Aid System this season will be able to consider pesticide maximum residue [...]

Heed global trends

By |March 15th, 2012|

The global food business is increasingly complex, with new players, new linkages, and cause-and-effect reactions that impact food supply [...]

Cripps Pink is in expansion mode

By |March 15th, 2012|

Lady in Red is one of several highly colored strains of Cripps Pink that will be marketed as Pink [...]

Export focus is not new

By |March 15th, 2012|

The Washington apple industry was exporting a significant percentage of its crop, long before the Washington Apple Commission was [...]

Access to China is near

By |February 15th, 2012|

It’s been almost two decades since the U.S. pear industry began pushing for access to China, but it [...]

Exports boost pear returns

By |February 15th, 2012|

James Foreman advocates expanding exports and giving up segments of the U.S. market to Argentina [...]

Globalization threatens wine terroir

By |February 1st, 2012|

Globalization has brought the world of wine to our front door, offering endless choices for consumers and great opportunities [...]