January 15th 2012 Issue

Honeycrisp is set to soar

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A Washington State agricultural economist ­predicts that production of Honeycrisp in Washington State will soar during the next ten years

Adopting new technologies

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Pennsylvania State University horticulturist Dr. James Schupp knows growers face a host of barriers to adopting new technologies. But the

Outlook improves for N.C. growers

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It took some land leveling to make a place for the Apple Wedge packing house.
Richard Lehnert

The view from the high

Refugees available for orchard work

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For growers who find the H-2A foreign guest-worker program too daunting, hiring refugees might be a way to ease labor

Why do new varieties fail?

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In spite of the 70 breeding programs around the world developing new tree fruit cultivars, most new varieties are disappointments

Vineyard and winery financing

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From a banker’s perspective, vineyard loans in Washington State can generally be categorized as high risk or low risk, with

Grape nursery sales remain strong

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Cabernet Sauvignon vine sales are still strong, though Merlot and Chardonnay sales softened last year, says Jeff Sample.
Melissa Hansen

Nursery grapevine

In the box

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Good Fruit Growers of the Year
Dear Good Fruit Grower:

For some in Washington State, the selection of the Rice family as

High-tech nursery launched

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Dr. Amit Dhingra, genomicist with Washington State University, has set up a new company to produce fruit varieties, rootstocks, and

What’s the appeal of Honeycrisp?

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Honeycrisp admirers describe the popular variety as being sweet, juicy, and crunchy.

Honeycrisp apples have delighted consumers with their taste and

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