August 2013 Issue

Lottery planned for WA 38

By |November 27th, 2013|

Washington State University expects big demand for trees of its latest apple release.

Good Stuff

By |August 1st, 2013|

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Closer receives registration
Dow AgroSciences has received federal registration of its sulfoxaflor insecticide, sold under the brand name Closer, which is

Kestrel Wines finds value in old vines

By |August 1st, 2013|

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An old Cabernet Sauvignon vine at Kestrel View Estates Vineyard near Prosser.
Photo courtesy of Wine Yakima Valley

Vines planted 30 to

Cider history repeated?

By |August 1st, 2013|

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Reputedly, hard cider is America’s historic beverage, once considered safer to drink than water and easy to produce since apples

How many apples?

By |August 1st, 2013|

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When the U.S. Apple Association convenes in Chicago later this month for the Apple Crop Outlook and Marketing Conference, three

The Wafler-Cornell apple harvester

By |August 1st, 2013|

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This earlier prototype was photographed in August 2010, during an International Fruit Tree Association tour to Wafler Nursery. The new

A sense of place

By |August 1st, 2013|

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Clay Mackey says their Cabernet Franc vineyard survived the cold temperatures in late spring.
by Melissa Hansen

Clay Mackey and Kay Simon,

The French connection

By |August 1st, 2013|

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At least a dozen orchardists along the Hudson River from New York City north to Albany are developing cideries—the apple

Paying by the pound

By |August 1st, 2013|

Growers who have seen a new cherry harvest monitoring system developed at Washington State University are eager for it to be commercialized.

The top 5 ways to ensure apples store well

By |August 1st, 2013|

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For good storage life, apples must be picked at optimum maturity. The standard starch iodine test is the easiest approach.

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