December 2011 Issue

Mixed experiences with platforms

By |December 1st, 2011|

Pasco grower Denny Hayden said a platform works well in high-density systems but he’s not ready to [...]

Markets shrink for upscale pear

By |December 1st, 2011|

Comice is the perfect pear for gift boxes, but the gift business has declined.
Courtesy Pear Bureau Northwest

Comice is [...]

Good Point–Where has the roadmap led us?

By |December 1st, 2011|

Was the Tree Fruit Technology Roadmap a success or failure?

Around ten years ago, this novel research initiative boldly declared [...]

Mildew resistance quest continues

By |December 1st, 2011|

Next year, Nnadozie Oraguzie will begin field testing a new generation of mildew-resistant sweet cherry selections as he works [...]

Ready for mechanization

By |December 1st, 2011|

Qin Zhang explains during a WSU field day how he is working to improve the mechanical cherry [...]

Reinventing Comice

By |December 1st, 2011|

During the Pear Bureau Northwest’s annual meeting in Portland, Oregon, last summer, its regional managers proposed ideas on how [...]

$60-million boost

By |December 1st, 2011|

A mechanical harvester is part of a major research project relating to production and marketing of stem-free sweet cherries.

More [...]

Krymsk rootstocks show advantages

By |December 1st, 2011|

Lynn Long (left) and grower Dave Meyer discuss pruning strategies in a block of fifth-leaf Chelan trees on the [...]

$3.1 million for Washington specialty crops

By |December 1st, 2011|

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved funding of $3.1 million for projects to support Washington State’s fruit [...]