October 2011 Issue

In The Box

By |October 1st, 2011|

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Fruit fan Jesse James Botha enjoys reading the Good Fruit Grower at his grandfather’s home in South Africa.

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Count the people

By |October 1st, 2011|

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If you’re looking for answers to perplexing questions—like what’s the future of Social Security, will China dominate the world, or

Tweets tout SweeTango

By |October 1st, 2011|

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Eastern Canadian radio personality Kate Peardon’s photo was on the Facebook page of Scotian Gold Cooperative in Nova Scotia.

Since summer,

Growers battle stinkbug

By |October 1st, 2011|

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Eastern peach growers report having greater success in controlling the brown marmorated stinkbug this year than they did in 2010.

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Performance of WA 2 in industry evaluations

By |October 1st, 2011|

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Figure 1: “Parrot beak” can occur on WA 2 fruit grown on one-year-old wood.

Washington State University’s new apple variety WA

The big picture

By |October 1st, 2011|

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When the U.S. Apple Association holds its annual marketing and outlook conference in Chicago in August, it’s an occasion to

Growing sought-after Syrah grapes

By |October 1st, 2011|

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Mike Sauer of Red Willow Vineyard was the first to plant Syrah wine grapes in Washington State.
Melissa Hansen

Syrah wine grapes

More late cherries coming

By |October 1st, 2011|

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A new tree-fruit acreage survey in Washington State shows a decline in all tree fruits except cherries over the past

Where should Syrah be planted?

By |October 1st, 2011|

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Syrah wine grapes can be successful in warm and cool sites in Washington State. However, there are a few locations

Field-grafting grapes not a sure thing

By |October 1st, 2011|

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Dick Boushey shows a cleft graft that he used to change a block of Semillon wine grapes over to Sauvignon

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