January 1st 2010 Issue

Weather affects grape crops

By |January 1st, 2010|

These Concord grapes near Quincy, Washington, were hit by the early October freeze and left unharvested.

Weather adversely affected the [...]

Current planting trends

By |January 1st, 2010|

Golden Delicious plantings have dropped to their lowest level in 25 years.

Fuji has replaced Gala as the most popular [...]

Family branches into organics

By |January 1st, 2010|

Alberto Carleti planted this hillside orchard after seeing orchards in Sunnyside, Washington.

Argentine cherry grower Alberto Carleti partnered with a [...]

Vineland seeks self-sufficiency

By |January 1st, 2010|

Paul Truscott, business development manager at the Vineland research station in Ontario, Canada.

Research is costly with little chance of [...]

Marketing maraschinos

By |January 1st, 2010|

Chopped maraschino cherries destined for ice cream manufacturers.

As well as being a major producer and exporter of fresh fruit, [...]

Argentine cherry

By |January 1st, 2010|

Argentina, the second-largest country in South America, has a small but expanding cherry industry. Around half of the countrys [...]

Quality starts with the vine

By |January 1st, 2010|

For more than 30 years, Jim Holmes has worked to better manage his vineyard canopy by following the advice [...]

Climate forecasting

By |January 1st, 2010|

In April 2007, a freeze hit when many plant species, such as these Bradford pears in North Carolina, were [...]

Farmworker housing loans funded

By |January 1st, 2010|

An example of farmworker housing that was built with a loan from Washington State’s Farmworker Housing Infrastructure Program.

The popular [...]

Service is an education

By |January 1st, 2010|

im and Rena Doornink of Parker, Washington, have been named Good Fruit Growers of the Year for 2009 by [...]