Good Fruit Grower

Bringing back bluebirds

By |January 21st, 2014|

A cherry grower in The Dalles, Oregon, is putting new focus on his integrated pest management practices to bring [...]

Trapping unwanted birds

By |January 21st, 2014|

While several devices are available to repel or trap starlings and sparrows in the orchard and vineyard, growers can [...]

Rodent bait station

By |January 21st, 2014|

Growers can easily build their own nontoxic bait station for rodents, patterned after a system originally devised in California [...]

WSU Decision Aid System updated

By |January 21st, 2014|

The Washington State University Decision Aid System has been updated for this coming season with new features and an [...]

Monitoring, managing codling moth clearly and precisely

By |January 21st, 2014|

A research report from Alan Knight, USDA–Wapato; Loys Hawkins and Kathleen McNamara, Bear Creek Orchards, Oregon; and
Rick Hilton, [...]

Last days to apply for IFTA Young Grower scholarship

By |January 20th, 2014|

The International Fruit Tree Association’s application period for their Young Grower Scholarship is coming to a close on Friday, [...]

Retail sales of sliced apples continue to soar

By |January 13th, 2014|

At first glance, apples, like eggs, seem endowed by nature with perfect packaging, but the ­market for fresh apple [...]

Jim Archer named 69th Cherry King

By |January 13th, 2014|

Congratulations to Jim Archer, the 69th Cherry King selected by Northwest cherry growers at the annual Cherry Institute meeting [...]

NFE’s Archer retires

By |January 13th, 2014|

After leading the Northwest Fruit Exporters for 20 years, Jim Archer retired at the end of 2013. Fred Scarlett [...]

Consider the market: Good Point

By |January 7th, 2014|

For a new apple variety to succeed, the marketer must understand what drives consumer and retailer preferences.