New Developments

GMO Arctic Apple gets new logo and higher profile

By |January 5th, 2017|

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Okanagan Speciality Fruits continues to raise the profile of its genetically modified Arctic Apples with a new marketing logo and

How does smoke affect wine grapes?

By |December 30th, 2016|

Researcher tests the effects of wildfire smoke on grapes and wine

Finding the right people

By |December 29th, 2016|

Orchards and packing houses aren’t the only places in the fruit industry with a labor shortage. Universities also are struggling to hire researchers and educators needed to keep the industry ahead of pest pressures, prepared for food safety requirements, growing new varieties and in tune with emerging technology.

Coastal California apple growers hold on through relationship with Martinelli’s

By |December 28th, 2016|

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One hundred years ago, Watsonville, California, was one of the apple leaders of the world, shipping fruit around the globe,

The GMO apple has arrived

By |December 27th, 2016|

“It’s not going away,” says Neal Carter of Okanagan Specialty Fruit.

Tracking fire blight

By |December 23rd, 2016|

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This past summer, a team of researchers armed with scissors walked through a North Central Washington apple orchard and did

RosBREED, part II

By |December 22nd, 2016|

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Consumers want great tasting fruit with few or no blemishes. Growers want that, too, but they also need fruit trees

Robert: More cider apples are needed to meet soaring demand

By |December 22nd, 2016|

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Why should anyone bother growing cider fruit?

Let’s start with what cider fruit is.

There are more than 7,000 varieties of apples

Cold-hardy apple variety draws interest for hard ciders

By |December 21st, 2016|

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Sometimes good things come in large packages.

For the owner of a small orchard in New England, that “good thing” came

WSU Extension plans 2017 winter tree fruit programs

By |December 15th, 2016|

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Tree fruit producers and industry professionals are invited to five WSU Tree Fruit Extension Programs in North Central Washington on

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