Growers flock to Washington, lobbying legislators

By |March 16th, 2018|

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Apple growers appeared in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, visiting more than 100 legislative offices to lobby on issues such as

Variety Watch: Koru rolls down red carpet

By |March 14th, 2018|

First commercial U.S. shipments of chance New Zealand apple variety reach store shelves.

WSU talks tough, Phytelligence talks softer in suits over Cosmic Crisp

By |March 13th, 2018|

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This post from March 13 has been updated with new statements from Washington State University and from Phytelligence.

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Apple maggot quarantine saves $500 million a year

By |March 9th, 2018|

New economic analysis puts a price tag on protecting Washington's maggot-free tree fruit regions.

IFTA awards Grower of the Year award during New Zealand tour

By |March 5th, 2018|

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The International Fruit Tree Association presented its Grower of the Year award during the annual study tour and conference in

In New Zealand, IFTA honors contributors to apple industry

By |March 2nd, 2018|

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The first group of fruit growers visiting New Zealand for the International Fruit Tree Association study tour wrapped up their

Munch Madness? USApple rolls out pun-laden promotion

By |February 28th, 2018|

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Munch Madness has begun.

The third annual promotion of the U.S. Apple Association pits apple varieties against each other in popular

Washington’s organic apple acreage grew 37 percent

By |February 28th, 2018|

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Organic apple acreage certified in Washington in 2017 exceeded expectations as certified orchards grew 37 percent to 22,116 acres.

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IFTA explores Nelson, New Zealand

By |February 22nd, 2018|

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Editor’s note: This post has been updated to correct “flaring” to flowering,” a goof resulting from an American mishearing the

Taking the fight to fire blight

By |February 19th, 2018|

Risk is higher in Washington this season for deadly orchard disease. Here’s what you need to do.

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