Pacific Northwest

Company’s novel approach to marketing non-browning Arctic Apples outlined

Jennifer Armen recently presented a seminar in the University of California-Davis Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ARE) Library about her role in driving the business strategy to market the non-browning Arctic apple varieties of Okanagan... more »

WSU to use new refrigerators in study to help save honeybees

The Washington State University (WSU) honeybee research team will advance their study of refrigeration to fight varroa mites that harm honey bees with help from two new grants. . First, the WSU team received a... more »

WSU marketers count down to Cosmic Crisp launch

Marketers are counting down for the fall 2019 launch of the Cosmic Crisp apple variety. Their mission? To boldly go where no apple has gone before. Pink Lady, the first apple with a trademark, debuted... more »

Apple harvests ripe for automated help

Meet the Cyclone, a system of vacuum tubes that takes apples from human pickers, gently filling bins as it propels itself through the orchard. The Cyclone is the fruit, so to speak, of a partnership... more »

Foliar calcium curbs blueberry green fruit drop

Green fruit drop in blueberries, also called Draper drop, isn’t only an issue with the blueberry variety Draper. “Green fruit drop is a genetic trait. It’s going... more »

ESL, citizenship prep funds available from tree fruit industry

The Washington Apple Education Foundation (WAEF) provides grants to organizations in central Washington that provide adult education assistance to families employed in the tree fruit industry.  Organizations, including community groups, religious institutions and public and... more »

WSU again tops USDA research, development list

Washington State University ranked No. 1 for the second year in a row in U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) research and development expenditures. In the 2017 federal fiscal year, the latest period for which complete figures are available, WSU researchers spent $50.9 million of the USDA research and... more »

Giddings Fruit works with growers during cherry season

Giddings Fruit USA, based in The Dalles, Oregon, and part of the Giddings Fruit Holding company that operates in Chile, Mexico, and Peru, is part of the Pacific Northwest cherry deal. Giddings Fruit USA specializes... more »


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