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Apples

Featured stories covering apples and marketing topics in this issue.

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Growers who innovate in the Golden State

October 28th, 2016|0 Comments

California apple growers hang in there and invest with focus on fresh market.

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The solitary orchard

October 25th, 2016|0 Comments

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Byron Albano is one of the southernmost apple growers on the West Coast but has a late season. He has plenty of water but no

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Fighting fire blight

October 21st, 2016|0 Comments

Antibiotics and Apogee continue to top the list of control products.

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Thinning without carbaryl

October 21st, 2016|2 Comments

Darwin thinning followed by MaxCel application shows promise for Galas and Honeycrisps.

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Growing with Pazazz

October 20th, 2016|0 Comments

New York grower Dan Pettit shares his experience growing Honeybear Brands’ latest club variety.

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Beating bitter pit in Honeycrisp

October 19th, 2016|0 Comments

The key lies in combining foliar calcium sprays with reduced potassium fertilization.

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Why gaps are money losers

October 14th, 2016|0 Comments

The quicker you fill the space on a trellis, the more sunlight is captured in the canopy.

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Grafting provides ‘A better solution’

October 14th, 2016|0 Comments

Hedges Family Estates grafts Cabernet Sauvignon to Merlot as a cost-effective option to replanting

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WSTFA annual meeting 2016: How continuous change forces adaptation

October 12th, 2016|0 Comments

Why change now? A Good Point by Sam Godwin

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Demystifying cold-hardy grapes

October 11th, 2016|0 Comments

Northern Grapes Project is designed to encourage the wine industry in colder climates.

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Domestic apple market looks bright

October 6th, 2016|0 Comments

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The value of the dollar and the increasing size of the apple crop in other countries — boosting competition on the export market — may

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Wal-Mart weighs in on food safety

October 6th, 2016|2 Comments

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Illnesses caused by foodborne pathogens are becoming much easier to track and investigate, and new science — whole genome sequencing — is enabling outbreaks to

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U.S. growers hope to send apples to Japan once again

October 5th, 2016|0 Comments

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For the first time in 15 years, apple growers are pursuing exports to Japan.

The U.S. is the top food exporter to Japan, but apples haven’t

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Picking prospects: 2016-17 USApple forecast

October 5th, 2016|0 Comments

Drought in Eastern U.S. dampens outlook, but other U.S. regions are forecasting steady — or even larger — apple crops.

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Monica Libbey, Young Grower from Manson, Washington

October 3rd, 2016|2 Comments

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family background/ Both sides of Monica’s family have long histories farming in the Chelan Valley, in Manson and long ago in Stehekin, Washington. Her parents