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New York Apple CEO retiring

June 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

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Jim Allen will retire as president and CEO of New York Apple Association Inc., effective

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How to grow the WA 2

June 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

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Both the WA 2 and the WA 38 were developed by Washington State University specifically

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Corr: Foxtrot dances its way onto the apple scene

June 20th, 2016|1 Comment

Grower Rob Wyles thinks he has a winner.

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Setting sights on the Cosmic Crisp consumer

June 16th, 2016|0 Comments

Fruit marketers band together to develop quality standards for Cosmic Crisp.

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New policy provides guidance for Cosmic Crisp propagation

June 15th, 2016|0 Comments

What about propagating?

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Growing Cosmic Crisp

June 13th, 2016|0 Comments

Researchers offer more tips for growing WA 38, including girdling.

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Mexico dismisses dumping complaint against U.S. apple growers

June 7th, 2016|2 Comments

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The Mexican government has terminated an antidumping case filed by growers in the border state

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Breeding for apple consumer preferences

June 7th, 2016|2 Comments

Test orchard plays key role as researchers seek the next great apple variety.

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Trials to improve cider tannins and harvesting

June 6th, 2016|0 Comments

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For some cider makers, tannins are the holy grail of the cider business. Without tannins

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Cider apple variety shortage

June 6th, 2016|2 Comments

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This story has been updated to reflect a correction. 

Increasing interest in hard ciders and a

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The next GMO apple

June 3rd, 2016|16 Comments

Arctic Golden Delicious set to be the first commercial crop of genetically modified apples, plans are underway for an Arctic Fuji.

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Washington Apple Commission announces crop estimate, new officers

June 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

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The Washington Apple Commission has elected a slate of officers for the 2016-2017 season.

Dave Robison,

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Piece-rate pay guidelines

May 27th, 2016|0 Comments

Officials working to provide practical advice following last year’s Washington state Supreme Court ruling.

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Suzanne Niemann, a young grower from Yakima, Washington

May 27th, 2016|0 Comments

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family background / Suzanne’s love of agriculture grew out of her interest in the sciences.

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Two growers weigh in on cider apple varieties

May 27th, 2016|0 Comments

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Two key growers in the cider apple market are weighing in for Good Fruit Grower

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Making the most of cidermania

May 12th, 2016|1 Comment

Marketers changing strategies to meet growing consumer demand.

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Replacing labor with technology

May 10th, 2016|1 Comment

It can be a challenge for small growers with limited budgets.

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Heat treatment to beat the apple maggot

May 5th, 2016|2 Comments

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Environmental consultants for the state of Washington have recommended heating up yard waste before moving

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A lot of cans in 100 years

May 4th, 2016|0 Comments

Del Monte celebrates a century in Yakima, Washington.

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A spray-plus education (Video)

April 29th, 2016|1 Comment

Farm worker teaching team leads the nation in preparing workers for safe use of pesticides.

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Not your grandpa’s weather vane

April 27th, 2016|0 Comments

New fruit models, seamless data boost Michigan’s Enviro-weather system.

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Honeycrisp from Chile coming to U.S.

April 27th, 2016|0 Comments

Honeybear Brands of Minnesota bringing in its largest crop from South America plantings.

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New website for U.S. Apple

April 25th, 2016|0 Comments

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The U.S. Apple Association has released a new, mobile-friendly website at usapple.org.

The website continues to

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How to check for apple and peach bud damage

April 20th, 2016|0 Comments

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Eastern growers are assessing bud damage in their peach and apple blocks after an unseasonably

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Eladio Gonzalez, a young grower from Selah, Washington

April 20th, 2016|0 Comments

Eladio, a second-generation farmer from the upper Yakima Valley, worked alongside his father, Miguel Gonzalez, in orchards and now manages several test orchards in Naches, Washington.

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Joe Brandt, a young grower from Wapato, Washington

April 20th, 2016|0 Comments

Joe returned to the 1,500-acre family farm after working in finance and manages domestic and export sales and marketing for the company.

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Planting frenzy

April 19th, 2016|0 Comments

Properly preparing the soil can help new plantings thrive.

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Wade: Free trade should include fair trade

April 19th, 2016|0 Comments

A Good Fruit Grower good point by Mike Wade, USApple chairman

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Watering by the numbers

April 14th, 2016|0 Comments

Extension specialists take the mystery out of irrigating.

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Changing ideas about water

April 14th, 2016|0 Comments

Irrigation becomes crucial tool even in well-watered East.

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Better ways to irrigate

April 14th, 2016|0 Comments

WSU researcher offers tips for reducing water use.

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Know your soil before picking your rootstock

April 13th, 2016|0 Comments

Researchers encourage growers to match a rootstock’s ability to absorb nutrients to those nutrients found in the soil.

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Root care

April 12th, 2016|0 Comments

Remember to consider what lies beneath when maintaining a healthy orchard.

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Know your critical temperatures as East Coast freeze arrives

April 5th, 2016|0 Comments

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The East Coast is experiencing a second round of winter, and the anticipated freezing temperatures

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Ambrosia surge

April 5th, 2016|0 Comments

Marketing minds meet their apple match with increasing number of varieties.

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How to attract workers

April 4th, 2016|0 Comments

Workers go where they can make the most money.

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Modern orchards and technology can potentially reduce production costs

April 4th, 2016|0 Comments

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The cost of producing apples has been rising faster than expected, largely because of increasing

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Keeping limbs in line with mechanical pruning – (video)

April 1st, 2016|0 Comments

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While not exactly new anywhere, mechanical hedging is seeing a youthful surge on both sides

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Hopes dim for demise of lanternfly

March 28th, 2016|0 Comments

Researchers are no longer optimistic that bug first detected in 2014 can be quickly eradicated.

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Growers asked to help with trellis design survey

March 25th, 2016|0 Comments

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The Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission has recently funded a trellis engineering analysis project with

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6 tips for healthier bees

March 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

Beekeeper offers tips for healthy bees, hearty pollination.

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Looking for new pollinizers

March 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

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For decades, apple growers have used Manchurian crab apples to pollinate their fruit.

The crab apples

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Researcher is targeting bull’s-eye rot

March 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

Findings show treatments before and after harvest reduce infection rates.

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Growers get peek at automatic picking machine — VIDEO

March 18th, 2016|1 Comment

California company shares progress on vacuum end-effector.

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A gentler journey from bucket to bin

March 18th, 2016|0 Comments

Design improvements to vacuum system apple harvester reduce bruising, worker strain.

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Allen: My thanks to growers supporting food safety research

March 17th, 2016|0 Comments

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“One bad apple will spoil the barrel” is almost as familiar as the saying “an

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Apple scab spores showing up in eastern U.S. orchards

March 16th, 2016|0 Comments

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The first apple scab spores of the season have been detected in both Pennsylvania and

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Testing string theory

March 16th, 2016|3 Comments

Hand-held string thinners are gaining in popularity.

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Meet the stinkbug’s worst nightmare

March 10th, 2016|0 Comments

A wasp no bigger than a flea could be the best tool against brown marmorated stinkbug.