November 2009 Issue

Air quality study shows low pesticide risk

By |November 1st, 2009|

A study that measured agricultural chemicals in the air near Washington State orchards did not find pesticides at levels [...]

Rubens put to the test

By |November 1st, 2009|

The Rubens apple is harvested in early September, after Gala, and turns a vivid [...]

Optimistic about the crop

By |November 1st, 2009|

The Washington Apple Commission is focusing its export efforts this year on markets that have the potential to take [...]

Novel approach

By |November 1st, 2009|

Pete Van Well (left) and Alessio Martinelli of CIV, Italy, admire the color of Rubens apples in Wenatchee, Washington, [...]

M.9 prevails in Poland

By |November 1st, 2009|

Malling 9 is the most popular apple rootstock in Poland, closely followed by M.26, but growers are also using [...]

Five food-safety lessons

By |November 1st, 2009|

The tree fruit industry can learn some valuable lessons from past food-safety scares, according to Dr. David Gombas, senior [...]

WSU wins $15 million for research

By |November 1st, 2009|

Washington State University researcher teams have been awarded more than $15 million in grants through the federal Specialty Crop [...]

Take food safety seriously

By |November 1st, 2009|

The risk of tree fruits causing outbreaks of food-related illness is low. In fact, no outbreak has ever been [...]

Good Job – November

By |November 1st, 2009|

Mathews CEO at FirstFruits
Keith Mathews, former executive director of the Yakima Valley Growers-Shippers Association, is the new CEO [...]

Major organic player

By |November 1st, 2009|

Using environmentally sound, sustainable practices to produce tree fruit is one of the core values of supplier-partners of FirstFruits [...]