January 15th 2013 Issue

Ag groups united

By |January 15th, 2013|

Tree fruit industry advocates believe the timing is right for Congress to pass an immigration reform bill. But it [...]

IS Early Robin too red?

By |January 15th, 2013|

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

The Top 5

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

Iowa farmer and author Jolene Brown explained the difference when she [...]

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 [...]

Spooked by the weather

By |January 15th, 2013|

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

Quick Bites

By |January 15th, 2013|

British are Smitten
Prevar Limited has licensed the rights to grow, market, and sell the Smitten apple in the [...]

Predicting problems

By |January 15th, 2013|

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

Last Bite

By |January 15th, 2013|

1.    Which of the following is not a tree fruit disease?
a.    Black rot
b.    Blue mold
c.   [...]

Honeycrisp challenges packers

By |January 15th, 2013|

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

Good to Go

By |January 15th, 2013|

IPM academy focuses on shifting weather patterns
Michigan State University is offering fruit growers a two-day workshop that focuses [...]