December 2012 Issue

Not your typical nursery

By |December 1st, 2012|

Markus Freepons of Northwest Vinifera, showed his grape callusing pits during a field day held last August sponsored by [...]

Over-the-row research

By |December 1st, 2012|

Research evaluating over-the-row tart cherry harvesting was funded in 2008 as a five-year project by USDA’s Research, Education, and [...]

Borton Fruit turns 100

By |December 1st, 2012|

Members of the Borton family currently involved in the business are (left to right): Andy Birley (fourth generation), Katie [...]

High-density economics

By |December 1st, 2012|

Almost 20 years ago, horticulturists at Cornell University set out to develop a better orchard design and the economic [...]

Salish launched in B.C.

By |December 1st, 2012|

Courtesy of Rich MacDonald (AAFC)

A new apple variety from British Columbia, Canada, called Salish was launched in the marketplace [...]

Last Bite: Cox pipped out by Gala

By |December 1st, 2012|

Cox’s Orange Pippin is a firm, juicy, full-flavored apple with an orange-red skin and cream-colored flesh.
Photo by Jacqueline [...]

Cherry economics

By |December 1st, 2012|

Several new studies that look at the enterprise budgets of standard and high-density sweet cherry orchards and the economics [...]

Blueberry grower tries new methods

By |December 1st, 2012|

While Michigan is considered a natural for blueberry production because of the acid, sandy soils located in the moderated [...]

Farm labor solution critical

By |December 1st, 2012|

Just before the November elections, there was a flurry of farm labor-related activity in Washington, D.C.

As it turns out, [...]

Good Point

By |December 1st, 2012|

As a tree fruit grower in Washington State, you are involved in a risky business. Some years the dice [...]