The Seattle Times

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Apple growers eye key challenges for industry

Tom Lagreid examines the cutting blade of a tree pole saw at the annual Northwest Horticultural Exposition at the Yakima SunDome. Growers will have to find the right mix of apple varieties for the market and continue to promote exports, said David Douglas, president of the Washington State Horticultural Association.