May 1st, 2007|0 Comments
A demonstration and research orchard in China’s Shaanxi Province. China’s apple production is increasing in its western provinces. Apple production is
Fruit growers in Switzerland say they have solved the problem of how to get retailers to handle unknown apple varieties. It began as an
David Granatstein, who has studied mulches in tree fruit and organic systems, believes that some of the benefits seen in
The marketing outlook for organic tree fruit is healthy, but organic marketer Matt Miles cautions conventional growers against making the switch to organic just for
Apples, pears, and red wine may help reduce coronary heart disease and cardiovascular disease in postmenopausal women because of their high flavonoid content, according to
David Granatstein, Washington State University, recommends growers consider the following before using a mulch. • What is the volume
Stemilt Growers, Inc., Wenatchee—already one of the largest tree fruit growing, packing, and marketing operations in Washington State—is projecting phenomenal growth within the next few
Jane Eckert, who pursued a career in corporate marketing before returning to her large family farm operation, now helps growers market agriculture through
When board members of the Batlow Fruit Cooperative in New South Wales, Australia, held a strategic planning process to figure
How times have changed…. Ten years ago, many, if not the vast majority of the tree fruit growers
Production of organic apples has increased dramatically in the United States over the last decade, according to the U.S. Apple Association. While total apple acreage
Michigan State’s Clarksville Horticultural Experiment Station plans to go more organic, converting much of its open space to organic and transitional tree fruit research.
Culls from Jim Koan’s organic apples are used in the making of organic, fermented hard cider sold under the J.K. Scrumpy’s label. Scrumpy’s, now sold
Consumer demand for organic foods continues to expand at 15 to 20 percent per year in the United States. Recent research indicates that 23 percent
Producing organic wines requires more than just using organically grown wine grapes. To be labeled "organic," no sulfites can be added to the wine, and
Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, Washington’s largest wine producer, first experimented with growing wine grapes organically more than a dozen years
In the next three years, Washington’s organic tree fruit industry is set to grow as much as it has in the past 20 years.
Organic apples may be firmer and have better storability than apples grown conventionally, a Washington State University study suggests. In the study, organically grown apples
October 6th, 2015|0 Comments
Growers and packers are adapting to the new requirements.
September 28th, 2015|0 Comments
Last Tuesday morning I was present as member of the welcoming committee for the official arrival ceremony for Present Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic
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