Apples and Marketing
Featured stories about apples and marketing appear in this issue.
Perdue University Extension
Brown marmorated stinkbug, an invasive insect from Asia, swept over the Mid-Atlantic states’ fruit crops like a tsunami in the fall of [...]
A continuous belt press at Tulip Valley Orchard and Vineyard in Mount Vernon, Washington.
Making cider is similar to making white wine, says [...]
Left: The bittersweet apple Harry Master’s Jersey. Bittersweet apples are in big demand. Center: Yarlington Mill, a traditional bittersweet English cider variety. Right: Kingston [...]
Apple harvest season last year brought home to Dale Foreman just how important a reliable labor force was to his apple-growing operation. Some of [...]
Scientists at Washington State University hope to breed apples with resistance to key apple pests.
Joseph Schwarz, a doctoral student with WSU in Wenatchee, [...]
Grape growers have established a robust wine industry in the warmer areas of Washinton State. Now, apple growers are looking to create a cider [...]
Pennsylvania State University’s Dr. David Biddinger is a veteran in the army battling for better biocontrol, and it’s had its ups and downs. But [...]
Scientists with Washington State University in Mount Vernon hope to support an emerging hard cider culture by strengthening their research program. Hard cider is [...]
In Canada’s Quebec province, the word cider means only one thing—fermented apple juice. You don’t call it hard cider, or apple wine. You just [...]
Washington State’s grape industry teamed up with researchers and regulatory officials last summer to educate growers and vintners about the importance of clean plants [...]
Peter Ringsrud used to grow picture-perfect Red and Golden Delicious apples at his East Wenatchee, Washington, orchard, but found little profit in it.
After a [...]
It’s been described as “explosively crisp!” and “an apple of almost magical qualities.
In 2006, the Association of University Technology Managers called it one of [...]
Scientists around the United States are studying a natural enemy of the brown marmorated stinkbug that has been imported from China with the hope [...]
Grape selections that come out of the Clean Plant Center-Northwest Grapes are certified to be free of known grape viruses and crown gall disease, [...]
This year, the Washington Apple Education Foundation awarded scholarships worth a total of $475,000 to 187 students, but had to turn another 232 students [...]
Bayer purchases AgraQuest
Bayer Crop Science, headquartered in Germany, has purchased the U.S. biological crop-protection company AgraQuest, Inc., for $425 million plus milestone payments, [...]
For the first time, Honeycrisp will make the list of the top six apple varieties produced in the United States this year.
The rank order [...]
Northwest grape growers thinking about planting vines in the near future are advised to plan well ahead. Strong demand for grapevines that’s coming from [...]
U.S. apple growers will market a smaller-than-average-size crop this year, but pricing the product won’t be easy, and there are penalties for making the [...]
Washington Fruit and Produce Company, one of Washington’s top tree fruit producers, is seeing success in a new type of cultivation: helping the young [...]
One of the specialty ciders produced at Cidrerie du Minot is called ice cider, which was invented in Quebec about 20 years ago. Most [...]
An over-the-row raspberry harvester is tested for harvesting cider apples
Cider apple growing overall requires fewer inputs than growing dessert fruit because superficial [...]
Larry Pusey has used crab apples for his fireblight studies, as they can be manipulated to bloom year round in the greenhouse.