February 15th 2010 Issue

Stretching storage of Honeycrisp

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As production volumes increase for Honeycrisp apples, the need for a longer marketing window becomes more important. Researchers like [...]

Questions to ask a prospective nursery

By |February 15th, 2010|

Ask the following questions before choosing a nursery, ­suggests Cameron Nursery’s Paul Tvergyak.

Longevity—How long has the company been in [...]

Searching for cherry cracking strategies

By |February 15th, 2010|

When researching rain-induced cracking of sweet cherries, it’s obvious that rain is a requirement. Two years of research, though [...]

Moving larger crops in the future

By |February 15th, 2010|

Focus on what you can control was the message given to growers by cherry marketers who shared thoughts on [...]

Next generation branches out

By |February 15th, 2010|

The Young Grower Alliance is growing. It’s still shy of its official fourth birthday, but the YGA has expanded [...]

Long wait for immigration reform

By |February 15th, 2010|

Every year, the Valicoff Fruit Company in the Yakima Valley dutifully sends off W-2 tax forms for its pickers. [...]

Conversations with the city

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Orchardists represent a sliver of American agriculture. Most of our nation’s farmers grow field crops such as corn, wheat, [...]

Last Bite – From timber to apples

By |February 15th, 2010|

Arden Harris was a member of a family that pioneered in the development of the lumber resources of the [...]

Good to know – Rayapati

By |February 15th, 2010|

Grapevine fanleaf, an infectious degenerative disease, is the oldest known viral disease of grapevines. It is believed that fanleaf [...]

Storing organic apples is not easy

By |February 15th, 2010|

As Washington growers have ramped up production of organic apples, the volume of apples going into storage has also [...]