Washington apple producers hope to resume exports to China

  • August 15th, 2014

After being shut out of China for two seasons, some Washington apple producers will likely try to comply with a new, more onerous export protocol in an attempt to ship some Red and Golden Delicious apples there this year, says Mike Willett, vice president for scientific affairs at the Northwest [...]

New biofumigant registered

  • April 22nd, 2014

A soil biofumigant developed for both conventional and organic farms offers a new tool in what is becoming an increasingly restrictive practice.

Soil fumigation helps eliminate soil-borne diseases, replant problems, nematodes, and weeds, and gets perennial crops off to a good start. But the application is becoming more difficult because [...]

  • Managing Honeycrisp nutrition

Managing Honeycrisp nutrition

  • April 14th, 2014

Balancing the crop load is particularly important with Honeycrisp, which is more susceptible than other apple varieties to problems involving mineral nutrition.

The fruit disorder bitter pit, which is associated with low calcium levels, can be a serious problem, especially in young trees, trees with a light crop load, or [...]