July 2009 Issue

Premium Rainiers

By |July 1st, 2009|

Norm Gutzwiler wants growers who put more time and effort into raising quality cherries to be rewarded.

The Washington State [...]

Stone fruit crisis

By |July 1st, 2009|

Changes in the fruit industry are related to changes in the global economy, says Terry Bacon of Sun World.

Good Stuff

By |July 1st, 2009|

Model 320 Vineyard Special

Topdresser spreader

Earth and Turf Products, LLC, of New Holland, Pennsylvania, has introduced a vineyard topdresser spreader. [...]

The advantages of Open Tatura

By |July 1st, 2009|

The V-shaped Open Tatura system has the following advantages: • Tree height (2.76 meters/9 feet) and tree width (2.00 meters/6 [...]

Potential cherry rootstocks

By |July 1st, 2009|

Dennis Tarry of Dave Wilson Nursery observes a cherry plum cross.

While looking for a winning interspecific cherry, a California [...]

Use Open Tatura to grow superb apricots

By |July 1st, 2009|

The Open Tatura system of growing fruit has evolved from the Tatura Trellis, developed 35 years ago, and has [...]

Apple Matters

By |July 1st, 2009|

USApple is continually exploring ways to effectively and efficiently move apple supplies. One key strategy is to encourage increased [...]

Northwest reports record cherry crop

By |July 1st, 2009|

The first official estimate of the 2009 Northwest sweet cherry crop was a record 16 million boxes, which would [...]

See autonomous vehicle at field day

By |July 1st, 2009|

An autonomous vehicle developed by scientists at Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, will be demonstrated during [...]

WSU hires automation expert

By |July 1st, 2009|

Washington State University has hired one of the nation’s top university scientists in agricultural automation and mechanization to [...]