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Apples and Marketing

Featured stories about apples and marketing appear in this issue.

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  • U.S. cider takes U.K. honors

U.S. cider takes U.K. honors

  • October 1st, 2012

Snowdrift cidery makes several blends of cider and perry. Perry is made from pears.
Geraldine Warner

Peter Ringsrud used to grow picture-perfect Red and Golden [...]

  • Parasite studied in quarantine

Parasite studied in quarantine

  • October 1st, 2012

Scientists around the United States are studying a natural enemy of the brown marmorated stinkbug that has been imported from China with the hope [...]

Affecting lives through education

  • October 1st, 2012

Xochitl Velazquez received the CCM scholarship from the Washington Apple Education Foundation, which helped her fulfill her dream of attending Gonzaga University in Spokane, [...]

  • Honeycrisp moves into top six

Honeycrisp moves into top six

  • October 1st, 2012

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 [...]

  • Clean vines keep viruses out

Clean vines keep viruses out

  • October 1st, 2012

Washington State University postdoctorate student Femi Alabi demonstrates how grape tissue is analyzed for virus.
Melissa Hansen

Washington State’s grape industry teamed up with researchers [...]

  • Ice cider

Ice cider

  • October 1st, 2012

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 [...]

  • Fireblight expert retires

Fireblight expert retires

  • October 1st, 2012

Larry Pusey has used crab apples for his fireblight studies, as they can be manipulated to bloom year round in the greenhouse.
Geraldine Warner

For [...]

  • Plant in clean ground

Plant in clean ground

  • October 1st, 2012

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 [...]

  • From bin to bottle

From bin to bottle

  • October 1st, 2012

A continuous belt press at Tulip Valley Orchard and Vineyard in Mount Vernon, Washington.
Geraldine Warner

Making cider is similar to making white wine, says [...]

Good Stuff

  • October 1st, 2012

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, [...]

  • Looking for a bipartisan solution

Looking for a bipartisan solution

  • October 1st, 2012

Dale Foreman, a lifelong Republican and party leader in Washington State held a fundraiser for one of the state’s senators, a Democrat
Geraldine Warner

Apple [...]

Continued strong demand for vines

  • October 1st, 2012

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 [...]

  • Cider is cool

Cider is cool

  • October 1st, 2012

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 [...]

  • Growing great learners

Growing great learners

  • October 1st, 2012

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 ciders of Quebec

The ciders of Quebec

  • October 1st, 2012

The Demoy family—Robert, Joelle, Audrenne, Alan.

In Canada’s Quebec province, the word cider means only one thing—fermented apple juice. [...]

  • Harvester studied for cider apples

Harvester studied for cider apples

  • October 1st, 2012

An over-the-row raspberry harvester is tested for harvesting cider apples
Geraldine Warner

Cider apple growing overall requires fewer inputs than growing dessert fruit because superficial [...]

  • Stinkbug biocontrol

Stinkbug biocontrol

  • October 1st, 2012

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 [...]

  • Big demand for cider

Big demand for cider

  • October 1st, 2012

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 [...]

  • Insect-resistant varieties

Insect-resistant varieties

  • October 1st, 2012

Joseph Schwarz explains how he screens trees for resistance to leafrollers during WSU’s field day.
Geraldine Warner

Scientists at Washington State University hope to breed [...]

Growing a cider culture

  • October 1st, 2012

Scientists with Washington State University in Mount Vernon hope to support an emerging hard cider culture by strengthening their research program. Hard cider is [...]