How to harvest and store WA 38 (Cosmic Crisp) apples

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Crop insurance closing deadline approaches

  • October 16th, 2014

Fruit growers in the Pacific Northwest are being reminded about the November 20 closing deadline for crop insurance for 2015 by the United States Department of Agriculture. The USDA also announced several changes to the multi-peril crop insurance plan for pear growers.

Details about these changes are noted in the [...]

  • Northern Grapes Project gets $2.6 million in added funding

Northern Grapes Project gets $2.6 million in added funding

  • October 16th, 2014

The Northern Grapes Project has received an additional $2.6 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Specialty Crops Research Initiative to complete the final two years of the multistate effort, which began in 2011.

The project, originally funded at $2.5 million but budgeted for $6.1 million over five [...]

  • European consumers like bicolored apples

European consumers like bicolored apples

  • October 15th, 2014

European consumers prefer bicolored apples and in some countries, including Germany, they associate dark red apples with mealiness.

European Fruit Magazine reported recently on research by Katrin Korsten from the Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences in Germany, who investigated whether consumers prefer a particular color of apple.

Consumers said they preferred [...]