Grower of the Year
Featured stories about legislation, trade, and people, including awards, appear in this issue.
While not associated with the Midwest Apple Improvement Association as its apple breeder, Ohio State University’s Dr. Diane Doud Miller has credentials as an [...]
Midwest Apple Improvement Association founders Ed Fackler (left) and Mitch Lynd (right) met in Jim Eckert’s MAIA planting to help with apple evaluation, a [...]
Scott Smith stands in the first block of Jazz apples that he planted. The orchard in the distance has blocks of (from top) Skeena [...]
Genetic testing has revealed that the blush cherry Napoleon Bigarreau (Napoleon for short) is the father of the Bing cherry. Black Republican, a red [...]
Cherry co-op names new president
Oregon Cherry Growers, Inc., a member -owned fruit cooperative, named Timothy Ramsey as its new president and chief executive [...]
After the November election, the first question from members of our association, other growers, and allied associations was: “What should we expect from Washington [...]
The following fruit industry members were honored during the Washington State Horticultural Association’s annual meeting in December.
George Allan, a partner at [...]
Washington State produced an estimated 174,000 tons of juice grapes in 2012, down from its ten-year average of 193,000 tons, according to Trent Ball, [...]
The Gadbois family has planted most of its apples on Canada-developed Ottawa rootstocks. Trees at right are Sunrise on Ottawa 8; the smaller trees [...]
This sleeve sprayer was custom-built for Fruiteraie des Gadbois based on research findings by agricultural engineer Bernard Panneton. Fans on top push air down [...]
On the surface, Washington State’s juice grape industry looks the picture of good economic times—crop inventories are in balance with demand and cash [...]
The last berries of a Concord grape delivery make their way from the receiving station to the de-stemmer.
Photo by Melissa Hansen
The Concord grape [...]
Terry Chambers, left, and Jim Early stand in front of five new tanks added this year to increase bulk storage capacity of finished juice [...]
Bill Dodd stands next to the EverCrisp mother tree, which grows at the Doud family’s County Line Orchard near Wabash, Indiana.
photo courtesy of [...]