January 15th 2013 Issue

The Top 5

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Family business consultant Jolene Brown

Is yours a family-first business or a business-first family?

Iowa farmer and author Jolene Brown explained [...]

Spooked by the weather

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Most fruit growers have trouble accepting the idea that human-caused climate change is occurring. They prefer to think recent [...]

Predicting problems

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Left: Dave Rudell checks stored Honeycrisp for development of scald at the USDA lab in Wenatchee. Later stages of [...]

Honeycrisp challenges packers

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As Washington’s Honeycrisp production increases, so does the need to store the variety for longer periods of time. Last [...]

The future of Rainier cherries

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The blush color of Rainier cherries sets the fruit apart in the marketplace. But color is also one of [...]

Defect sorting could reduce costs

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The Washington apple industry must be one of the few that puts every possible input into the product before [...]

IS Early Robin too red?

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The 2012 season marked the first time there was ­significant quantity of the early Rainier-type cherry Early Robin in [...]

Cider squeezing with the dragon

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Developers put some teeth into their apple press.
Photo courtesy of Anderson Island Historical Society

The humble potato harvester, developed [...]

Growers urged to make themselves heard

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Jon Wyss, government affairs analyst for Gebbers Farms, urges tree fruit growers to make their voices heard in the [...]

Ladders on the run

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Photos courtesy of John Maher

It was the “elegant, gorgeous shape” of wooden orchard ladders that first struck artist John [...]