July 2011 Issue

H-2A provides dedicated workers

By |July 1st, 2011|

Female H-2A workers do the sorting at Titan Farms, enforcing a high quality standard that assures loads [...]

Fast, easy test reveals fungicide resistance

By |July 1st, 2011|

When disease organisms become resistant to a fungicide, spraying is like hitting them with rainwater—expensive rainwater.

In the last three [...]

Virus-free peach trees

By |July 1st, 2011|

Simon Scott moves plants at the Musser Fruit Research Farm’s greenhouse, where about 300 trees of a hundred low-chill [...]

Peaches on ridges

By |July 1st, 2011|

Impressed by early research results, Titan Farms planted 200 acres of peaches on ridges to try out this new [...]

Mr. Peach

By |July 1st, 2011|

Chalmers Carr III is active in the South Carolina peach industry, as well as his own business. His efforts [...]

Titan Farms

By |July 1st, 2011|

Amancio Palma, right, manages the huge crew of more than 400 H-2A workers who work in the peach orchards. [...]

WSU apple breeding program’s fruit evaluation system

By |July 1st, 2011|

Members of the breeding program’s Industry Advisory Council visit a Phase 3 evaluation site at Quincy in 2010. They [...]

Pear assessments drop

By |July 1st, 2011|

Pear growers in the Pacific Northwest will pay less money to the Pear Bureau Northwest for ­winter pear promotions [...]

Last Bite

By |July 1st, 2011|

The Santa Rosa plum was the most widely grown plum in California until the mid-1970s.

The Santa Rosa plum, one [...]

Malaysian labeling will be required

By |July 1st, 2011|

Mark Powers is vice president of the Northwest Horticultural Council.
Jim Black

Fruit exporters should gear up to label cartons [...]