Featured stories relating to horticulture appear in this issue.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
Pennsylvania State University horticulturist Dr. James Schupp knows growers face a host of barriers to adopting new technologies. But the rapid adoption of the [...]
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 [...]