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.

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.

Consumer pull

By |August 1st, 2013|

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Proprietary Variety Management, a new company helping to commercialize  two new red-fleshed apple varieties developed by Bill Howell of Prosser,

Hot tips for Honeycrisp

By |August 1st, 2013|

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Growers visited the Honeycrisp orchard of Mike Robinson (right) in June and will have the opportunity to return near harvest

Export promotions need shipper support

By |August 1st, 2013|

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Todd Fryhover, president of the Washington Apple Commission, says the industry needs to increase demand.
Geraldine Warner

The Washington Apple Commission is

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

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