December 2009 Issue

Past, present, and future

By |December 1st, 2009|

Chuck Peters designed his new pear orchard with mechanization and new technologies in mind.

It might be possible to develop [...]

Audit harmony

By |December 1st, 2009|

A group of around 50 produce industry leaders are working on an effort to harmonize the various food-safety standards [...]

Cherry Institute looks to the future

By |December 1st, 2009|

As the Pacific Northwest sweet cherry industry moves toward larger crops in the future, it will take the industry [...]

Changes will come faster. Will you keep up?

By |December 1st, 2009|

Agricultural economist

Two decades ago, at a time when the industry had yet to produce more than 60 million boxes [...]

Last Bite – The Land of the Yakamas

By |December 1st, 2009|

Cowin paid careful attention to marketing, and his high-quality fruit stood out in the marketplace.

In 1909-1910, Earle Cowin earned [...]

Embracing change

By |December 1st, 2009|

Laura Mrachek works to make a difference in the tree fruit industry.

Laura Mrachek, retiring president of the Washington State [...]

Apple marketing incentive

By |December 1st, 2009|

“If an apple were to explode like a hand grenade when it reached a stage of ripeness not permitting [...]

Allow parasites to control leafhopper

By |December 1st, 2009|

A decade ago, the western grape leafhopper was known to exist in British Columbia only on the east side [...]

Field sorting culls

By |December 1st, 2009|

One area of research that John Verbrugge thinks has been overlooked is field sorting of culls.

Verbrugge, new president of [...]

Identity crisis

By |December 1st, 2009|

The flood of new apple varieties will continue until the consumer is so confused about the Washington apple identity [...]