Sliced pears show potential

By |September 4th, 2015|

Treatment with a ripening compound ensures that sliced pears stay juicy and flavorful.

Manage pears for higher yields

By |September 4th, 2015|

An experiment demonstrates how to increase yields of close-planted Bartlett pear trees by changing tree management, not the rootstock.

Webinar scheduled as worker survey heads to Washington growers

By |September 4th, 2015|

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The Washington Farm Labor Association is providing a webinar for growers who will be surveyed this month about foreign worker

Success with fresh sliced pears and peaches

By |September 3rd, 2015|

A Fresno-based, California company is one of the first to bring fresh-cut pears and stone fruit to the retail market.

Doorninks share yield-boosting strategies

By |September 2nd, 2015|

Growers harvest more apples than they once thought possible.

Andy Smith, a Young Grower from Poplar Grove, Illinois

By |September 2nd, 2015|

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grower / Poplar Grove, Illinois
age / 29
crops / Apples, diversified farm
business / Manager of Edwards Apple Orchard
family background / Third-generation

Grower, philanthropist Marvin Sundquist, 1926-2015

By |August 31st, 2015|

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Marvin Sundquist, retired owner of Sundquist Fruit and Cold Storage in Yakima, Washington, died Saturday. He was 89.

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Books introduce kids to farming

By |August 29th, 2015|

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Octane Press, a publisher based in Austin, Texas, is producing a line of books aimed at children featuring Case IH

ReTain registered for double dose

By |August 28th, 2015|

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved a new label for the growth regulator ReTain (aminoethoxyvinylglycine) that allows pome fruit

Fresh-cut path for Woot Froot

By |August 28th, 2015|

Kim Gaarde did the impossible by bringing fresh-sliced pears, peaches, and nectarines to consumers.

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