April 1st 2006 Issue

Awards

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Heuser named to IFTA Hall of Fame Wally Heuser played a major role in forming the Dwarf Fruit Tree [...]

Australia rejects cherry debris

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Australia wants Pacific Northwest cherries, but not the leaves and spurs, thank you. Dr. Mike Willett, vice [...]

Keeping sprays on target

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With goals of minimizing spray drift and maximizing spray coverage, an Oregon State University scientist is looking at a [...]

Apple Matters

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The apple industry is constantly changing, and these changes can make the business of growing and selling apples even [...]

Alaska’s fruit pioneers

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Alaskan apples?
Spurred by a long warming trend and a craving for fresh produce, members of the aptly named [...]

Orchard platforms gain in popularity

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Orchard platforms, as a tool to reduce the use of ladders to perform tasks like pruning and thinning, are [...]

Platforms are adaptable

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In less than two years, Northstar Attachments, LLC, has manufactured ten orchard platforms for Pacific Northwest growers, each with [...]

Mud into magic

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The pottery creations of Trudi Klinger are inspired by the fruit orchards of Oregon¹s Hood River Valley.
Photo courtesy [...]

What type of new technology do you need most?

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The national Tree Fruit Technology Road Map underlined the need to produce higher quality fruit at lower cost, if [...]

Happy crews

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In addition to saving money in labor costs by using platforms in a Selah, Washington, orchard, Dave Jacques says [...]