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Apples

Featured stories covering apples and marketing appear in this issue.

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  • Mission to Kazakhstan

Mission to Kazakhstan

October 16th, 2014|3 Comments

Young Kazakhs are being trained in horticulture to help them improve orchard production.

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Northern Grapes Project gets $2.6 million in added funding

October 16th, 2014|0 Comments

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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

  • Prune out dead tissue

Prune out dead crab apple tissue

October 15th, 2014|0 Comments

Reduce disease risk by pruning crab apple trees.

  • Dr. Richard Kim, manchurian crab apples,

Research tackles decay issue

October 15th, 2014|0 Comments

A new project will focus on controlling decay and finding pollinizers that are not disease hosts.

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Ste. Michelle hosts rootstock trial

October 15th, 2014|0 Comments

This is one of the first full-scale rootstock trials in a commercial vineyard

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Chose plant material wisely

October 15th, 2014|0 Comments

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates will plant nematode-resistant rootstocks for the first time in Washington on a small scale.

Market trends favor apples

October 15th, 2014|0 Comments

Changing demographics and eating habits open opportunities for apples.

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New York varieties come to market

October 15th, 2014|0 Comments

Production of two new apples developed at Cornell is ramping up.

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Stemilt to manage new Minnesota apple

October 15th, 2014|1 Comment

MN55 offers Honeycrisp qualities a month earlier.

  • Marketer is smitten

European consumers like bicolored apples

October 15th, 2014|0 Comments

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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

  • Marketer is smitten

Marketer is smitten

October 15th, 2014|4 Comments

Randy Steensma thinks the New Zealand apple Smitten has a big future.

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Growers and consumers like the look of WA 38

October 15th, 2014|0 Comments

Growers to plant WA 38 in 2017

  • Bill Powers

Guy William “Bill” Powers, 1926 – 2014

October 2nd, 2014|0 Comments

Washington wine industry legend Bill Powers, known for his innovative, organic grape growing and winemaking, died September 23. He was 88.

  • Cider demand outstrips supply

Cider demand outstrips supply

October 2nd, 2014|0 Comments

It takes the right fruit to produce good hard cider.

  • Marcus Robert at Tieton Cider Works

Expect to wait for cider apple trees

October 2nd, 2014|0 Comments

Most major nurseries don’t carry cider apples in their inventories.

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The hard trials of growing cider apples

October 1st, 2014|2 Comments

Be prepared for a large investment and modest yields.

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Worldwide apple crop looking big

October 1st, 2014|0 Comments

China is expecting record harvest.

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An early Honeycrisp debuts

October 1st, 2014|1 Comment

A new strain ripens three weeks earlier than the standard Honeycrisp.

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Large crop on Interpoma agenda

October 1st, 2014|0 Comments

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Europe’s record apple crop and Russia’s ban on European imports will be on the agenda at Interpoma, a biennial congress and trade fair scheduled for

  • Line built specially for Rainiers

Line built specially for Rainiers

October 1st, 2014|0 Comments

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Chelan Fruit Cooperative, one of the largest packers of Rainier cherries in Washington State, built a new packing facility this year that was specially designed

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Online cherry promotion earns campaign of the year honor

October 1st, 2014|0 Comments

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Northwest Cherry Growers and two Chinese online retailers, Fruitday and Tmall, have received Asia Fruit Logistica’s Marketing Campaign of the Year Award for their joint

East Malling appoints French researcher

October 1st, 2014|0 Comments

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East Malling Research in Kent, England, has appointed physiologist Dr. Julien Lecourt to lead research into optimizing efficiency, yields, and postharvest quality in temperate tree

Scientists join Summerland Varieties Corporation board

October 1st, 2014|0 Comments

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Two retired Agriculture and Agri-foods Canada scientists have been appointed to the board of the Summerland Varieties Corporation (previously known as the Okanagan Plant Improvement

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Nicholson is named new chair of U.S. Apple Association

October 1st, 2014|0 Comments

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Mark Nicholson of Red Jacket Orchards in Geneva, New York, has succeeded Chris Britton of Modesto, California, as chair of the U.S. Apple Association with

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Jessica & Sara Ecker, Young Growers from Trempealeau, Wisconsin

September 30th, 2014|0 Comments

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ages / (Jess, on left in photo) 33, (Sara, on right in photo) 30
crops / Apples, blueberries, and peaches
education / Jessica graduated from University of

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Tastefully written: Author takes us on a tour of apples

September 30th, 2014|1 Comment

Apples of Uncommon Character is aimed at general readers, but growers too will enjoy Jacobsen’s comments about the apple’s history and enduring appeal.

  • New Zealand apple finds fans

New Zealand apple Koru finds fans

September 30th, 2014|13 Comments

Koru brand apples will be produced in Washington and New York.

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Good to the core

September 26th, 2014|0 Comments

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I find myself consumed with the details in this issue’s cover — a brilliant painting by Cleveland artist Brooke Figer. Yes, it’s just a simple

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New Michigan commission signs agreement with university

August 28th, 2014|0 Comments

Michigan growers pledge their money in return for assurances.