Featured stories relating to horticulture appear in this issue.
It took some land leveling to make a place for the Apple Wedge packing house.
The view from the high hill behind the [...]
For growers who find the H-2A foreign guest-worker program too daunting, hiring refugees might be a way to ease labor shortages.
World Relief is one [...]
In spite of the 70 breeding programs around the world developing new tree fruit cultivars, most new varieties are disappointments and don’t succeed, says [...]
From a banker’s perspective, vineyard loans in Washington State can generally be categorized as high risk or low risk, with risk depending on whether [...]
Cabernet Sauvignon vine sales are still strong, though Merlot and Chardonnay sales softened last year, says Jeff Sample.
Nursery grapevine sales have been [...]
Good Fruit Growers of the Year
Dear Good Fruit Grower:
For some in Washington State, the selection of the Rice family as the Good Fruit [...]
Dr. Amit Dhingra, genomicist with Washington State University, has set up a new company to produce fruit varieties, rootstocks, and nursery trees faster and [...]
Honeycrisp admirers describe the popular variety as being sweet, juicy, and crunchy.
Honeycrisp apples have delighted consumers with their taste and growers with their high [...]
As the Washington State apple crop shifts in terms of varieties and volumes, the Washington Apple Commission must match its export efforts to what [...]
Roles of industry organizations
Washington State Horticultural Association
•Education (annual meeting)
•State legislative and regulatory issues
•GRASSP food safety program
Northwest Horticultural Council
Federal legislative, [...]
A Washington State agricultural economist predicts that production of Honeycrisp in Washington State will soar during the next ten years from 3.6 million boxes [...]
Pennsylvania State University horticulturist Dr. James Schupp knows growers face a host of barriers to adopting new technologies. But the rapid adoption of the [...]