Grower of the Year
Featured stories about legislation, trade, and people, including awards, appear in this issue.
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 [...]
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 [...]