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Is apple clearwing moth on the move?

October 17th, 2018|0 Comments

After infesting orchards in British Columbia, there are indications this pest may have already reached Washington state.

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Himalayan aspirations

October 17th, 2018|0 Comments

Growers, government and World Bank investment drive modernization in India’s apple orchards.

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After Ambrosia: ‘Where do we go from here?’

October 11th, 2018|0 Comments

B.C. apple growers looking for next variety after years of Ambrosia reliance.

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Washington growers lower their 2018 apple crop expectations

October 10th, 2018|0 Comments

Washington growers confirm their suspicions of a lighter-than-expected crop with a revised smaller 2018 forecast.

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Variety Watch: An apple so nice, they named it twice

October 10th, 2018|0 Comments

Growers, inventors are hoping markets Rave about First Kiss.

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EverCrisp: A club for everyone

October 10th, 2018|1 Comment

EverCrisp apple’s open managed approach is getting enthusiastic marks from Midwest and Mid-Atlantic growers.

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Congress holds fate of new trade deal to replace NAFTA

October 4th, 2018|0 Comments

While agreement calls for no tariffs on apples, pears and cherries between North American nations, Mexico’s separate 20 percent retaliatory tariff on U.S. apples could remain in place.

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Multileader makeover from old Red Delicious orchards

October 4th, 2018|0 Comments

Grafting old blocks trained to multileader systems brings high density without high replanting costs.

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2018 apple harvest by the numbers

October 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

Industry looks into crystal ball for 2018 forecast around the globe.

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Making sure Cosmic comes out Crisp – Video

September 27th, 2018|0 Comments

Growers learn from other growers on tour of some of the first commercial WA 38 plantings.

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Good to Know: Funding for apple research

September 27th, 2018|0 Comments

Nearly $2.5 million awarded for horticulture, crop protection and postharvest research in 2018.

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Matt Duke, a young grower in Yakima, Washington

September 27th, 2018|0 Comments

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Hunting down a mysterious rot

September 26th, 2018|0 Comments

New apple disease may taint even pasteurized products, but where does it come from?

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A tale of two test plotters

September 12th, 2018|0 Comments

Oregon and Ohio growers share why they participate in test plots.

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USDA shares details on relief program for apple and pear growers

September 7th, 2018|0 Comments

U.S. apple and pear growers who may be harmed by ongoing international trade disputes will be able to apply for the federal government’s relief package beginning in October.

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Entomologist joins WSU’s Extension Center in Wenatchee

August 31st, 2018|0 Comments

Tobin Northfield will work to develop sustainable strategies to contain pests that threaten apple, pear, cherry and other fruit crops.

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Stannard named new chair at USApple

August 29th, 2018|0 Comments

She has been in the apple business since 1996 and is owner of New York Apple Sales, Inc., one of the largest marketers of New York state apples.

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Madeleine van Roechoudt, a young grower from Lake Country, British Columbia

August 29th, 2018|0 Comments

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family background/ Madeleine continues a multigenerational farm that began north of Kelowna in 1949. The

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Tree fruit added to U.S. relief program for food impacted by trade disputes

August 28th, 2018|2 Comments

The Food Purchase and Distribution Program will buy up to $1.2 billion in food products “unfairly targeted by unjustified retaliation.”

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New U.S. apple crop estimate revised downward

August 24th, 2018|0 Comments

256.2 million bushel crop prediction on Day 2 of US Apple Outlook meeting is 6 percent lower than USDA's estimate from two weeks ago, largely based on changes in Washington's crop.

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Gala on pace to topple Red Delicious’ reign

August 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

Day 1 at the 2018 US Apple Outlook: U.S. growers expect Red Delicious to yield its place as the leading variety by volume for the first time in more than 50 years.

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Rough times for Reds

August 20th, 2018|0 Comments

Once the most popular apple, Red Delicious is having a down year in the statistics game.

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Going undercover with drape netting

August 15th, 2018|0 Comments

U.S. universities embark on studies to examine drape netting over high-value apple orchards.

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Shaking it up in the orchard: Video

August 14th, 2018|0 Comments

WSU continues work on tiered shake-and-catch harvester.

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University of Minnesota introduces First Kiss apple

August 8th, 2018|1 Comment

The same apple breeding team that brought Honeycrisp to market is releasing a new cultivar this year.

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Washington apple forecast: 131 million boxes

August 7th, 2018|0 Comments

Washington apple growers expect to harvest 131 million boxes of apples this year, down slightly from last year’s haul.

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Battling birds with lights, sounds : Videos

August 6th, 2018|0 Comments

Makers of new noise and laser deterrents promise birds won’t habituate to the technology.

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Be gone, starlings

August 6th, 2018|0 Comments

Bird control in British Columbia benefits from area-wide approach.

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Guilherme Fontanella Sander, a young grower from Vale do Sol, Brazil

July 27th, 2018|1 Comment

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That’s a wrap: IFTA summer tour concludes

July 26th, 2018|0 Comments

A visit to a high-density Ambrosia and Honeycrisp orchard overlooking the upper stretches of Okanagan Lake brought the International Fruit Tree Association summer tour to a conclusion.

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Dressel named chairperson of NYAA board

July 18th, 2018|0 Comments

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Sarah Dressel of Dressel Farms in New Paltz, New York, has been named chairperson of

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Handle Geneva 41 with care

July 18th, 2018|0 Comments

Popular G.41 rootstock takes extra work, but can succeed.

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Good to Know: Help for managing Oriental fruit moth

June 28th, 2018|0 Comments

OFM damage is on the rise in Washington orchards.

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Steven Murray Jr., a young grower from Bakersfield, California

June 28th, 2018|0 Comments

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EverCrisp release ramps up

June 13th, 2018|1 Comment

Midwest Apple Improvement Association marketing its first new apple.

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WSU reveals its wild cider

June 12th, 2018|0 Comments

Students start cider apple breeding program to learn techniques.

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New potential for old apples

June 12th, 2018|2 Comments

Cider demand renews interest for growing traditional varieties in modern orchard systems.

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Northwest tree fruit delegation heads to D.C. to talk trade

June 7th, 2018|0 Comments

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A delegation representing the Northwest tree fruit industry will be meeting with Trump administration officials

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Mexico slaps tariffs on U.S. apples

June 5th, 2018|0 Comments

Country's largest apple export market retaliates over steel and aluminum tariffs.

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Plans within plants

June 5th, 2018|0 Comments

Managing sheer number of samples, volume of data is focus for breeding program.

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Post-Cosmic question: What’s next?

June 5th, 2018|0 Comments

With launch of WA 38 underway, WSU’s apple breeding program hopes to build on successes.

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Good Point: What growers want

May 30th, 2018|0 Comments

Washington tree fruit industry lays out technology priorities.

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Waste not wanted

May 17th, 2018|0 Comments

Postharvest tools, better communication can help fine-tune storage practices and improve packouts.

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Growing from good to great in New Zealand

May 10th, 2018|0 Comments

Return to basics aids grower in troubled block of Jazz apples.

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Bruno Simpson, a young grower from Nelson, New Zealand

April 29th, 2018|0 Comments

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Preparing for fire

April 25th, 2018|0 Comments

Foresters, growers give advice for protecting orchards and vineyards from wildfires.

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Pest spotters

April 18th, 2018|0 Comments

Scout teams help growers target, dial in their IPM.

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Net benefits

April 18th, 2018|0 Comments

Orchard netting can help prevent fruit sunburn in addition to protecting against hail damage.

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Growing into the future – Video

April 17th, 2018|0 Comments

New Zealand researchers and growers testing limits with 2D, 3D systems.

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Kyle Ardiel, a young grower from Thornbury, Ontario

April 17th, 2018|0 Comments

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family background/ After growing up on the family farm, Kyle earned a business degree working