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Five other grapes grown to resist the cold
These varieties were developed to withstand Minnesota’s winters.
Check up on farm labor rules
After recent court ruling, more growers will need farm labor contractor licenses even for workers they don’t directly hire.
Are your bins sanitary?
Promising options for wooden and plastic bins’ "cleanability" were identified in study.
Minnesota’s dry, cold-hardy white
New white wine grape variety shows resistance to downy, powdery mildew, phylloxera.
A new way to apply chemicals
Results look promising for solid-set canopy system delivery.
How to grow the WA 2
The WA 2 tree is compact and highly productive. (Geraldine Warner/Good Fruit Grower) Both the WA 2 and the WA 38 were developed
Corr: Foxtrot dances its way onto the apple scene
Grower Rob Wyles thinks he has a winner.
Setting sights on the Cosmic Crisp consumer
Fruit marketers band together to develop quality standards for Cosmic Crisp.
New policy provides guidance for Cosmic Crisp propagation
What about propagating?
Growing Cosmic Crisp
Researchers offer more tips for growing WA 38, including girdling.
Breeding for apple consumer preferences
Test orchard plays key role as researchers seek the next great apple variety.
Trials to improve cider tannins and harvesting
For some cider makers, tannins are the holy grail of the cider business. Without tannins and fermentation, hard cider is merely sweet cider, a confection,
Cider apple variety shortage
The four apples pictured here in grower Steve Wood’s hands are, clockwise from the bottom right, Dabinett, Ellis Bitter, Major and Foxwhelp. (Courtesy Brenda
The next GMO apple
Arctic Golden Delicious set to be the first commercial crop of genetically modified apples, plans are underway for an Arctic Fuji.
New Lewis-Clark Valley appellation established on Washington, Idaho border
Lewiston, Idaho winemaker: ‘An amazing place to grow and make wine’
Breeders continue effort to develop early cherry varieties
California breeders continue efforts to develop early cherry varieties.
Suzanne Niemann, a young grower from Yakima, Washington
family background / Suzanne’s love of agriculture grew out of her interest in the sciences. She is the daughter of Joe and Marti
Two growers weigh in on cider apple varieties
Tieton Cider Works' "Hilltop Cider" orchard in Yakima, Wash., in 2014.(TJ Mullinax/Good Fruit Grower) Two key growers in the cider apple market are