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Planting, Viticulture

Featured stories about planting, viticulture appear in this issue.

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Urgent need for new apple varieties

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The Washington State apple industry urgently needs new varieties, says Dr. Bruce Barritt, who heads an apple-breeding program at Washington State University. But traditional breeding

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Club systems benefit the industry overall, Minnesota apple breeder says

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Honeycrisp would have been the perfect apple to manage under a club system, but when the University of Minnesota released the variety in 1991, no

High risks, high rewards

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Participating in an apple club is like drilling an oil well. Wildcat drillers can have "tremendous rewards or hit a dry hole," says Dave Allan.

The lure of access and profit

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One grower-packer says they joined the "club" because of access to new and exciting varieties, while another signed up with hopes of improving stagnant apple

Apple growers need to be nimble to stay ahead

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Are the apple varieties produced today the best there could possibly be? Orchardist Jim Doornink of Yakima, Washington, thinks not. "I can’t believe we