Featured stories about apples — and more — in this issue.
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Codling moth study covers many questions, many miles
WSU codling moth research is large in topic and geography.
Custom vineyard management row by row
New approach helps one Washington vineyard company start to micromanage its grapes for small winery clients.
The good, the bad and the maybe for Minnesota cider apples
University of Minnesota study looks near and far for cider apples that thrive in the region’s cold climate.
Good to Know: Progress for the Orchard of the Future
International collaboration around orchard technology begins trials.
The shade sweet spot
Growers and researcher look to find the balance between sunburn protection and color development by pulling back shade nets before harvest.
Popular cherry system falling from favor
Growers in Columbia Gorge transition away from KGB for some varieties.
Hot and cold therapy may be just right
Combination of treatments eliminates rootstock viruses.
Langager: MRLs made easy
NHC launches rebuilt online MRL database to help growers stay on top of the myriad market-specific pesticide requirements.
Honeycrisp is the new Honeycrisp
For growers, doubling down on a difficult variety isn’t easy.
New ways to spray
Field day by Washington State Grape Society and WSU focuses on pest control technologies.
Studying how to be a good sport
MSU scientists aim to uncover the mechanisms for why some sports ripen earlier or later.
Gerlach: The need for Newton
USApple launches online database to make apple statistics more accessible for answering industry questions.
Hands-on precision with computer vision
Lake Ontario tour showcases crop load management tools.
Sarah Lott Zost, a young grower from Gardners, Pennsylvania
Sarah is a fourth-generation grower who graduated from Michigan State University and is the co-chair of the Mid-Atlantic Young Grower Alliance. She is married to Mitch Zost and is the daughter of Barb and Jim Lott.
Apple industry feeling price pressures
Economic trends push consumers to buy cheaper apples as growers face rising costs of production.
Short expectations for Washington apple crop
Washington prepares for smaller-than-usual apple crop this season.
Fryhover: Exporting Cosmic Crisp
With Washington growers expecting 5 million boxes, it’s time to invest in international marketing.
Dininny: Still going and growing online
We have good news to share.
Good Stuff: October 2022
A selection of the latest products and services for tree fruit and grape growers.
Invasive giant hornet officially named
The Entomological Society of America announced it has adopted “northern giant hornet” for the species Vespa mandarinia on its list and database of common insect
Honey Bee Health Coalition releases updated varroa mite management guide
The Honey Bee Health Coalition has released a new edition of “Tools for Varroa Management.”
Spotted lanternfly finding confirmed in Michigan
For the first time, spotted lanternfly has been detected in Michigan.
Central Washington orchardist to sell after H-2A debarment
A Central Washington apple, cherry and pear grower debarred by the federal government from hiring temporary foreign workers is choosing to sell his family’s farm, even though he denies wrongdoing.