Apples and Marketing
Featured stories about apples and marketing appear in this issue.
Snowdrift cidery makes several blends of cider and perry. Perry is made from pears.
Peter Ringsrud used to grow picture-perfect Red and Golden [...]
Scientists around the United States are studying a natural enemy of the brown marmorated stinkbug that has been imported from China with the hope [...]
Xochitl Velazquez received the CCM scholarship from the Washington Apple Education Foundation, which helped her fulfill her dream of attending Gonzaga University in Spokane, [...]
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 [...]
Small, white larvae (inset photo above) of the sand wasp, Bicyrtes quadrifasciata, feed on brown marmorated stinkbug nymphs. The sand wasps (at right) collect [...]
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 State University postdoctorate student Femi Alabi demonstrates how grape tissue is analyzed for virus.
Washington State’s grape industry teamed up with researchers [...]
Apples that hang on the tree well into winter aren’t crucial to making ice cider, but they lend an air of authenticity similar to [...]
Jim Luby (left) and David Bedford rescued Honeycrisp from the discard pile and brought it to the commercial world in 1991.
PHOTOS COURTESY OF [...]
Larry Pusey has used crab apples for his fireblight studies, as they can be manipulated to bloom year round in the greenhouse.
Gary Ballard worries that contaminated soils can infect clean plants.
Grape selections that come out of the Clean Plant Center-Northwest Grapes are certified to be [...]
A continuous belt press at Tulip Valley Orchard and Vineyard in Mount Vernon, Washington.
Making cider is similar to making white wine, says [...]
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, [...]
Dale Foreman, a lifelong Republican and party leader in Washington State held a fundraiser for one of the state’s senators, a Democrat
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 [...]
Drew Zimmerman evaluates a single-variety cider he made from apples in WSU’s cider orchard. WSU scientists are compiling a database of cider characteristics. The [...]
Royal City School District Superintendent Rose Search and Cliff Plath of Washington Fruit and Produce Company visit the Growing Great Learners preschool during a [...]
The Demoy family—Robert, Joelle, Audrenne, Alan.
PHOTOS COURTESY OF CIDRERIE DU MINOT
In Canada’s Quebec province, the word cider means only one thing—fermented apple juice. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Joseph Schwarz explains how he screens trees for resistance to leafrollers during WSU’s field day.
Scientists at Washington State University hope to breed [...]
Scientists with Washington State University in Mount Vernon hope to support an emerging hard cider culture by strengthening their research program. Hard cider is [...]