August 2009 Issue

Last Bite – The story behind letterheads

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For the past several years, each of these articles has focused on a particular fruit grower or marketer with distinctive

Apple Lines – Todd Fryhover

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Adversity provides opportunity. This is the mantra for the 2008–2009 Washington apple season. We’re facing a world economic downturn, plummeting

Good Point – Larry Lutz

By |August 1st, 2009|

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So, this is where it all began—the North American apple industry, that is.

Apples have been grown in Nova Scotia’s Annapolis

In My View – Chris Zanobini

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The second World Pear Congress was held in May in Sint-Truiden, the main pear-producing area in Belgium. This unique all-pear

Recruit owls to control gophers

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Cabinetmaker Tuck Contreras (right) discusses birdhouses with Dave Case, an orchardist in Chelan, Washington, while Mike Wacker of The Dalles,

Swiss interested in Geneva stocks

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Fireblight-resistant apple rootstocks developed at Cornell University in Geneva, New York, could secure a place in the Swiss apple industry,

Regina, the shy bearer

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Manuel Ybarra of Quincy, Washington, and other Pacific Northwest growers learn about how to maximize Regina cherry production at the

Bigger and better cherries

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Fran Pierce (left) and Mark Hanrahan check Kiona cherries for size. Kiona, a cross of Glacier and Cashmere, is one

Bee parasite sequenced

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U.S. Department of Agriculture scientists at the Bee Research Laboratory in Beltsville, Maryland, have sequenced the genome of a parasite

Good Point – Jennifer Witherbee

By |August 1st, 2009|

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It’s almost time to send the Washington Apple Education Foundation’s 2009 crop of scholarship winners off on their college adventures.

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