September 2012 Issue

Grower makes designer compost

By |September 1st, 2012|

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David Granastein, sustainable agriculture specialist at Washington State University, takes a close look at the ingredients in Kyle Mathison’s compost.

The clubs of Quebec

By |September 1st, 2012|

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Apple growers in Canada’s Quebec Province march to the beat of a different drummer. They are much more tightly organized

Apple growers’ union gives market power to Quebec growers

By |September 1st, 2012|

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For a relatively small industry with annual apple production of about 6 million bushels, the apple growers of Quebec have

Arctic apples

By |September 1st, 2012|

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The Arctic Granny and Arctic Golden keep their white flesh after slicing.
Photo Courtesy of Neal Carter

The core idea is simple

A plethora of pears

By |September 1st, 2012|

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Four pear cultivars—Bartlett, d’Anjou, Bosc, and Comice—dominate supermarket shelves across the United States, and they’re great pears. But do they

Soft spray program for pears

By |September 1st, 2012|

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Though a no-organophosphate codling moth control program is more expensive at first, it’s not long before growers are saving money,

Arctic apples get cold shoulder

By |September 1st, 2012|

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The U.S. Apple Association, the Northwest Horticultural Council, and the British Columbia Fruit Growers’ Association have all stated their opposition

Good to know: WSU releases WA 38 apple

By |September 1st, 2012|

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The latest release from WSU, WA 38, is an eye-catching, large, dark red apple with a remarkably firm, crisp, and

Curator’s choice

By |September 1st, 2012|

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Pear trees growing at the repository In spring (inset) and fall. As unique and individually colorful as are the fruit

The aristocratic Bosc

By |September 1st, 2012|

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For many in the United States, when they think of pears, the image is of the fully ripe, yellow, fragrant,

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