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Apples & Marketing

Featured stories covering apple and marketing in this issue.

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Looking for good sports

October 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

Michigan State researcher thinks mutations will help identify genes governing apple quality traits.

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Before you push trees

October 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

Older orchards can be repurposed to new uses or topworked to new varieties.

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Bruce Allen has a passion for quality

October 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

As volumes of Honeycrisp increase, high quality will be key to success.

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Grow the tree before cropping Honeycrisp

October 22nd, 2015|0 Comments

Honeycrisp trees will stop growing as soon as they fruit.

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Honeycrisp thinning takes all season

October 21st, 2015|0 Comments

Honeycrisp’s tendencies to produce large fruit and bear biennially complicate crop load management.

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Smaller apple crop raises hopes

October 19th, 2015|0 Comments

Gala is close to overtaking Red Delicious, which has been Washington’s top variety since the 1940s.

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Faraway regions form a growing relationship

October 19th, 2015|0 Comments

A Washington county and a state in Kyrgyzstan have become sister regions with goal of reviving the Kyrgyz tree fruit industry.

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Crucial tips to store Honeycrisp

October 8th, 2015|0 Comments

Treated properly, stored Honeycrisp can maintain quality nine months and longer.

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Ups and downs of global production

October 8th, 2015|0 Comments

Canada has the shortest apple crop in 20 years, while Mexico expects to almost tie the record.

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Food safety issues challenge industry

October 6th, 2015|0 Comments

Growers and packers are adapting to the new requirements.

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The art of talking tannins

October 6th, 2015|0 Comments

How do you talk about tannins to the wine trade and consumers?

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Remembering Richard “Dick” Lehnert -1942-2015

October 2nd, 2015|0 Comments

Distinguished editor, researcher, and writer influenced the horticulture industry for 52 years.

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Tannins from vine to wine

October 1st, 2015|0 Comments

Vineyard practices can fine-tune grape tannins, but winemakers have the most influence.

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Brett Valicoff, a Young Grower from Wapato, Washington

September 30th, 2015|1 Comment

Brett Valicoff is a fourth-generation grower who returned to the farm to help plan and build a modern apple packing line in Wapato, Washington.