October 2009 Issue

WSU releases its first apple variety

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Retired WSU apple breeder Dr. Bruce Barritt checks another promising selection in an evaluation plot in a commercial orchard.
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New varieties for New York

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A group called New York Apple Growers, LLC, has been formed to commercialize apple varieties developed by Cornell University, New

Tighter spacing, less crop

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High density often translates into higher production in tree fruit, but in Concord juice grapes, Dr. Markus Keller has found

Full U.S. apple crop ahead

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Apple-growing regions across the United States are reporting full crops this season. The U.S. Apple Association estimates the total

Last Bite – Mining engineer turns fruit grower

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Yakima orchardist Ed Bannister adopted the Pyramid brand name in 1915 after purchasing his first five acres of

Ontario apple plant expands with local support

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Kirk Kemp says a buy-local trend has boosted his company’s sales. Ontario’s apple industry was facing

Good Stuff

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Protect fruit from sunburn Purfresh of Fremont, California, reports that the company’s solar protectant, Purshade, has reduced physical sun-related

Major grant for cherry research

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The Specialty Crop Research Initiative has awarded a $3.9-million grant for research on new ways of producing, processing, and marketing

Cherry export glitch

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The 2009 cherry export season in Japan did not live up to the Northwest industrys expectations because of a delay

Good Point – Robert Brody and Jon Wyss

By |October 1st, 2009|

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Washington’s farms and ranches reached a record value of production for crops and livestock in 2008. Agriculture accounts for more

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