March 15th 2008 Issue

Assessing the club

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In order to assess a managed variety program, the grower should ask the following questions, ­suggests Bob Brammer, president of

Big investment, little information

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Planting a new, managed variety is a risk for growers because of the great investment they have to make and

Good Question

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Red Delicious, though still Washington State’s number-one apple variety, continues its steady decline. Production this year is barely half the

Basic bee biology

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An understanding of basic honeybee biology can help orchardists make the best use of bees

Club varieties a gamble

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Planting a managed apple variety is a big gamble with high stakes, and growers should be wary about planting them

Winners and losers

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For apple growers who are hoping that new varieties will be the key to staying profitable in the future, Steve

Reviving Central Asian orchards

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This slit on apple wood has been opened up to reveal overwintering leafhopper eggs. They typically lay 8

Bee buzz

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National Pollinator Week is in June. Bee foodMegaBee is the name of a new bee diet

Pink Lady, the brand pioneer

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The owners of the Pink Lady brand were among the pioneers of branded apple varieties.

Thinner winner

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In more than 200 chemical thinning trials that the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission has conducted on apples over the

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