April 1st 2007 Issue

Turning traceability into profitability

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Recently enacted federal food safety and food security laws have brought increased recordkeeping to most food companies, from [...]

USA pears find new market in Vietnam

By |April 1st, 2007|

Most produce in Vietnam is sold on the wet market; high-end, imported fruit are sold in western-style [...]

Sorting technology

By |April 1st, 2007|

Paul Koch knew what he wanted a presizing line to do—lower inventory costs, reduce labor costs, reduce costs associated [...]

Growing Japanese cherries Down Under

By |April 1st, 2007|

Tasmanian orchardist Tim Reid has found a niche selling Japanese cherries to Japan.
Reid had been shipping Western black [...]

Real-time feedback

By |April 1st, 2007|

One of the benefits of presizing technology is the ability to provide real-time information to growers regarding fruit quality, [...]

Do you know how cold your orchard really is?

By |April 1st, 2007|

In south central Washington, sunny days and clear nights in early spring often mean growers need to protect their [...]

Early cropping system

By |April 1st, 2007|

Many growers in Tasmania are using the Kym Green Bush (KGB) training system for cherries, which is a modification [...]

Optimum fruit size is small

By |April 1st, 2007|

Unable to obtain trees on virus-free M.9 rootstocks, Australian orchardists like Howard Hansen have to get by [...]

Attention to quality

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Jade Wisniewski stacks lugs of Sweetheart cherries in a bin at Howard Hansen’s orchard. The planting is [...]

Don't hesitate with a hot variety

By |April 1st, 2007|

Sam DiMaria of British Columbia and other IFTA members look at Gala trees in plots at the [...]