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Harvest

Featured stories about harvest appear in this issue.

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Lottery planned for WA 38

November 27th, 2013|0 Comments

Washington State University expects big demand for trees of its latest apple release.

Good Stuff

August 1st, 2013|0 Comments

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Closer receives registration
Dow AgroSciences has received federal registration of its sulfoxaflor insecticide, sold under the brand name Closer, which is designed to control sap-feeding insects,

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Kestrel Wines finds value in old vines

August 1st, 2013|0 Comments

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An old Cabernet Sauvignon vine at Kestrel View Estates Vineyard near Prosser.
Photo courtesy of Wine Yakima Valley

Vines planted 30 to 40 years ago are hard

Cider history repeated?

August 1st, 2013|0 Comments

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Reputedly, hard cider is America’s historic beverage, once considered safer to drink than water and easy to produce since apples grow readily. In 1726, according

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How many apples?

August 1st, 2013|0 Comments

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When the U.S. Apple Association convenes in Chicago later this month for the Apple Crop Outlook and Marketing Conference, three things will be on the

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The Wafler-Cornell apple harvester

August 1st, 2013|0 Comments

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This earlier prototype was photographed in August 2010, during an International Fruit Tree Association tour to Wafler Nursery. The new machine has a more finished

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A sense of place

August 1st, 2013|0 Comments

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Clay Mackey says their Cabernet Franc vineyard survived the cold temperatures in late spring.
by Melissa Hansen

Clay Mackey and Kay Simon, the married partners of Chinook

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The French connection

August 1st, 2013|0 Comments

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At least a dozen orchardists along the Hudson River from New York City north to Albany are developing cideries—the apple cider equivalent of grape wineries.

They’ve

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Paying by the pound

August 1st, 2013|2 Comments

Growers who have seen a new cherry harvest monitoring system developed at Washington State University are eager for it to be commercialized.

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The top 5 ways to ensure apples store well

August 1st, 2013|0 Comments

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For good storage life, apples must be picked at optimum maturity. The standard starch iodine test is the easiest approach. The best levels for Honeycrisp

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Consumer pull

August 1st, 2013|0 Comments

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Proprietary Variety Management, a new company helping to commercialize  two new red-fleshed apple varieties developed by Bill Howell of Prosser, Washington, is using a different

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Hot tips for Honeycrisp

August 1st, 2013|0 Comments

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Growers visited the Honeycrisp orchard of Mike Robinson (right) in June and will have the opportunity to return near harvest to see the impacts of

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Export promotions need shipper support

August 1st, 2013|0 Comments

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Todd Fryhover, president of the Washington Apple Commission, says the industry needs to increase demand.
Geraldine Warner

The Washington Apple Commission is strengthening its export program in