December 2009 Issue

Ready for change

By |December 1st, 2009|

As the new president, John Verbrugge will lead Washington’s Horticultural Association into more involvement with state regulatory issues.

New Hort [...]

Blast from the past

By |December 1st, 2009|

Robots harvesting fruit, scientists creating the perfect apple trees in petri dishes, and a fruit industry run by conglomerates [...]

Cold-friendly varieties

By |December 1st, 2009|

Last winter’s cold damage has helped researchers and grape growers identify varieties that are best suited to British Columbia’s [...]

Should WAC come back?

By |December 1st, 2009|

A rack card developed by CMI tells consumers about the health benefits of eating apples, with a focus on [...]

Growers foresee change

By |December 1st, 2009|

There are too many new apple varieties, says Polish orchardist Krzysztof Hermanowicz.

New market niches, more emphasis on eating quality, [...]

Wind of change

By |December 1st, 2009|

“Change is in the wind,” an article in the Good Fruit Grower declared in 1987, which was a year [...]

Surviving the cold

By |December 1st, 2009|

These grapevines await their winter pruning. Mechanically pruning vines that have severe bud damage from cold may be a [...]

Produce expert

By |December 1st, 2009|

With an office in Yakima, Washington, Wal-Mart plans to keep prices lower and buy directly from growers, cutting out [...]

Sorting technology

By |December 1st, 2009|

Tree fruit packers believe that future technology will improve labor efficiencies while improving fruit quality

New technology will touch all [...]

Australia’s water crisis forces changes

By |December 1st, 2009|

Dealing with rising temperatures may be a conundrum for fruit growers confronting ­climate change, but in Australia it’s been [...]