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Featured stories relating to horticulture appear in this issue.

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Reds likely to reign overseas

  • January 15th, 2012

As the Washington State apple crop shifts in terms of varieties and volumes, the Washington Apple Commission must match its export efforts to what [...]

Honeycrisp is set to soar

  • January 15th, 2012

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 [...]

Who’s in charge?

  • January 15th, 2012

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, [...]

Adopting new technologies

  • January 15th, 2012

Pennsylvania State University horticulturist Dr. James Schupp knows growers face a host of barriers to adopting new technologies. But the rapid adoption of the [...]

Why do new varieties fail?

  • January 15th, 2012

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 [...]

Vineyard and winery financing

  • January 15th, 2012

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 [...]

  • Grape nursery sales remain strong

Grape nursery sales remain strong

  • January 15th, 2012

Cabernet Sauvignon vine sales are still strong, though Merlot and Chardonnay sales softened last year, says Jeff Sample.
Melissa Hansen

Nursery grapevine sales have been [...]

  • In the box

In the box

  • January 15th, 2012

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 [...]

High-tech nursery launched

  • January 15th, 2012

Dr. Amit Dhingra, genomicist with Washington State University, has set up a new company to produce fruit varieties, rootstocks, and nursery trees faster and [...]

  • What’s the appeal of Honeycrisp?

What’s the appeal of Honeycrisp?

  • January 15th, 2012

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 [...]