December 2009 Issue

Research viewpoint

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Soft fruit breeder Ralph Scorza and colleagues developed this pitless plum.

Continuing budget constraints at U.S. universities will result in [...]

Video touts fruit industry jobs

By |December 1st, 2009|

Jobs in the tree fruit industry aren’t limited to the obvious ones of picking or packing fruit. That’s the [...]

Cover crops and pest control

By |December 1st, 2009|

Does attracting natural enemies to an orchard by planting a cover crop translate to better biological control of pests [...]

Field sorting could bring a bonus

By |December 1st, 2009|

The recently planted WSU research orchard will allow study of planting designs for the future.

One of the new technologies [...]

GRAS2P: Not another audit program

By |December 1st, 2009|

Susan Pheasant

Tesco Nature’s Choice, British Retail Consortium, Safe Quality Food 1000 and 2000, U.S. Department of Agriculture GAP, Costco, [...]

Growing nitrogen on the side

By |December 1st, 2009|

Dr. Steve Fransen points out that the ladino clover had pink root nodules, indicating that it was fixing nitrogen.

As [...]

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 [...]