Good Fruit Grower

Daniel Symms, 1961-2014

By |November 16th, 2014|

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Daniel Thomas Symms, great-grandson of the founder of Symms Fruit Ranch in Caldwell, Idaho, died from cancer on October 7.

Growers sought for Piqa pears

By |November 16th, 2014|

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The New Zealand company Prevar is looking for orchardists in North America who would like to grow new Piqa brand

New organization to promote Australia’s horticulture industry

By |November 16th, 2014|

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A new organization called Horticulture Innovation Australia Limited has been formed to replace Horticulture Australia Limited (HAL) and undertake research

Network promotes Prosser wines

By |November 16th, 2014|

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A new organization called Prosser Wine Network was formed in Washington State last spring to promote Prosser wines. The new

New EPA program focuses on pesticide drift reduction

By |November 16th, 2014|

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The Environmental Protection Agency has announced a voluntary Drift Reduction Technology (DRT) program to encourage the use of safer pesticide

Washington State University to develop genomic database

By |November 16th, 2014|

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Washington State University has been awarded a five-year $2 million grant to build and maintain a national system for sharing digital

Apple art winner

By |November 14th, 2014|

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Laura Ramirez, 18, of Sunnyside, Washington, was the grand-prize winner in the Washington Apple Education Foundation’s Year of the Apple

USDA Announces Loss Adjustment for Late Apple Harvest

By |November 6th, 2014|

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Multi-Peril Crop Insurance policyholders are getting an extension because of the delayed maturity of apple crop this year.

The USDA put

Multi-row sprayers offer great improvements in timeliness

By |October 24th, 2014|

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As more growers move toward modern, high-density planting systems to improve yield and orchard management, the sprayer output needs to

Crop insurance closing deadline approaches

By |October 16th, 2014|

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Fruit growers in the Pacific Northwest are being reminded about the November 20 closing deadline for crop insurance for 2015

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