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Grower of the Year

Featured stories about legislation, trade, and people, including awards, appear in this issue.

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  • First fruit

First fruit

  • January 1st, 2013

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 [...]

Maia’s special advisor

  • January 1st, 2013

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 [...]

  • Hello EverCrisp, goodbye Fuji?

Hello EverCrisp, goodbye Fuji?

  • January 1st, 2013

For Mitch Lynd, the introduction of EverCrisp apples into Midwestern growers’ orchards will probably mean they won’t plant Fuji in the future.

The new apple [...]

  • Packer finds his niche

Packer finds his niche

  • January 1st, 2013

With more than 40 percent of his acreage in the New Zealand apple varieties Pacific Rose and Jazz, Scott Smith admits he’s taken a [...]

Hort awards and recognition

  • January 1st, 2013

The following fruit industry members were honored during the Washington State Horticultural Association’s annual meeting in December.
Silver Apple
George Allan, a partner at [...]

Juice grape crop down in 2012

  • January 1st, 2013

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, [...]

Good Job

  • January 1st, 2013

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 [...]