October 2012 Issue

Good Stuff

By |October 1st, 2012|

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Bayer purchases AgraQuest
Bayer Crop Science, headquartered in Germany, has purchased the U.S. biological crop-protection company AgraQuest, Inc., for $425 million

Looking for a bipartisan solution

By |October 1st, 2012|

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Apple harvest season last year brought home to Dale Foreman just how important a reliable labor force was to his

Continued strong demand for vines

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Northwest grape growers thinking about planting vines in the near future are advised to plan well ahead. Strong demand for

Cider is cool

By |October 1st, 2012|

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Grape growers have established a robust wine industry in the warmer areas of Washinton State. Now, apple growers are looking

Growing great learners

By |October 1st, 2012|

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Washington Fruit and Produce Company, one of Washington’s top tree fruit producers, is seeing success in a new type of

The ciders of Quebec

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In Canada’s Quebec province, the word cider means only one thing—fermented apple juice. You don’t call it hard cider, or

Harvester studied for cider apples

By |October 1st, 2012|

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An over-the-row raspberry harvester is tested for harvesting cider apples
Geraldine Warner

Cider apple growing overall requires fewer inputs than growing dessert

Stinkbug biocontrol

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Perdue University Extension

Brown marmorated stinkbug, an invasive insect from Asia, swept over the Mid-Atlantic states’ fruit crops like a tsunami

Big demand for cider

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Left: The bittersweet apple Harry Master’s Jersey. Bittersweet apples are in big demand. Center: Yarlington Mill, a traditional bittersweet English

Insect-resistant varieties

By |October 1st, 2012|

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Scientists at Washington State University hope to breed apples with resistance to key apple pests.
Joseph Schwarz, a doctoral student with

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