March 1st 2006 Issue

People can afford to pay more for food

By |March 1st, 2006|

People have more cash to spend than ever before, yet spend a shrinking proportion of their income on food. [...]

EPA offers help to growers

By |March 1st, 2006|

Scattered across the country, tucked away in university extension offices and government labs, a coterie of regulatory scientists are [...]

Letters to the editor

By |March 1st, 2006|

CRISP & COLDThe February 1, 2006, Good Fruit Grower made history. The revolutionary trends in niche variety, and other [...]

Cherry fruit fly bait attracts large following

By |March 1st, 2006|

A new bait for controlling cherry fruit fly probably saved Washington State growers close to a million dollars last [...]

Why not fresh-cut pears?

By |March 1st, 2006|

The equivalent of more than a million boxes of apples were sold in the form of fresh slices last [...]

Lorsban implicated in pesticide exposure tests

By |March 1st, 2006|

Early season is when orchard workers are most likely to be exposed to cholinesterase-depressing pesticides, judging by Washington State’s [...]

No one likes cheap fruit

By |March 1st, 2006|

Canadian growers who are upset by low apple prices should not get angry at retailers, because retailers don’t like [...]

Growers bear gifts and messages for legislators

By |March 1st, 2006|

Thirteen of the 25 largest apple- and pear-producing companies in the United States are in Washington State. That’s one [...]

Bin sled improves harvest efficiency

By |March 1st, 2006|

Sometimes the simplest approach is the most cost effective. An inexpensive sled used for tree fruit harvest has reduced [...]

Apple maggot continues to spread

By |March 1st, 2006|

Apple maggot is not difficult to control, but it is a serious problem if found in orchards because it’s [...]