August 2009 Issue

Buyer’s Guide Listings – 2009-2010

By |August 1st, 2009|

INDUSTRY SUPPLIERS BY CATEGORY

•CA/Cold Storage
•Fertilizers/Nutrition
•Harvest Equipment
•Irrigation/Frost Control
•Nursery Stock
•Pest Management
•Postharvest Equipment
•Production Equipment
•Supplies/Services

Autosorting at the orchard

By |August 1st, 2009|

Technology that will be tested in Washington State this harvest could help apple growers sort out undesirable fruit in [...]

Last Bite – The story behind letterheads

By |August 1st, 2009|

For the past several years, each of these articles has focused on a particular fruit grower or marketer with [...]

Sweet Skylar Rae

By |August 1st, 2009|

Skylar Rae cherries about a week before harvest. In tests, the soluble solids have been as high as 30° [...]

Apple Lines – Todd Fryhover

By |August 1st, 2009|

Adversity provides opportunity. This is the mantra for the 2008–2009 Washington apple season. We’re facing a world economic downturn, [...]

Cherry revolution

By |August 1st, 2009|

Growers learn about the UFO system in a cherry trial planted this spring at the orchard of Tim Dahle [...]

Bigger and better cherries

By |August 1st, 2009|

Fran Pierce (left) and Mark Hanrahan check Kiona cherries for size. Kiona, a cross of Glacier and Cashmere, is [...]

Good Point – Larry Lutz

By |August 1st, 2009|

So, this is where it all began—the North American apple industry, that is.

Apples have been grown in Nova Scotia’s [...]

To head or not to head

By |August 1st, 2009|

Brandon Lewis (center) of Columbia Basin Nursery listens to Dr. Matt Whiting (left) and Mark Hanrahan (right) discuss the [...]

Good Point – Jennifer Witherbee

By |August 1st, 2009|

It’s almost time to send the Washington Apple Education Foundation’s 2009 crop of scholarship winners off on their college [...]