November 2008 Issue

Celebrate the good times

By |November 1st, 2008|

Hort Association President Mark Holtzinger thinks it’s “cool to be a farmer.” Get ready [...]

Fireblight hits late pears

By |November 1st, 2008|

Concorde pears in a healthy block. Fireblight can become systemic in Concorde trees. The 2008 [...]

Good to Go

By |November 1st, 2008|

Conference for Entrepreneurs Eric Villagas, award-winning chef and host of the Public Broadcasting Service’s television show Fork in [...]

Good Health – Talking with your work force

By |November 1st, 2008|

Can you spot the cultural gaffe in this graphic? Workers need training before they are [...]

The origin of club varieties

By |November 1st, 2008|

Peach and nectarine trees in France cost the equivalent of U.S.$16, including royalties. In the nursery, mechanical [...]

Europe has 30 club varieties

By |November 1st, 2008|

Europe now has close to 30 managed or club varieties supported by marketing groups. The explosion of managed varieties [...]

WAC searches for president

By |November 1st, 2008|

Washington Apple Commission board members are hoping to interview a shortlist of three candidates for the position of president [...]

IFO France

By |November 1st, 2008|

Top left: Seedlings showing powdery mildew. Bottom left: Bags are used to protect new seedlings [...]

Buyers like Concorde

By |November 1st, 2008|

The future of the Concorde pear seems uncertain, despite the good characteristics of the [...]

Wineries fill Vintner's Village

By |November 1st, 2008|

The Port of Benton’s Vintner’s Village is nearly filled to capacity after just a few years. The [...]