November 2009 Issue

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 [...]

Vineyard innovations

By |November 1st, 2009|

A mechanical fruit thinner has scuffed some of these berries, which will later desiccate and fall off.

Efficient over-the-row tractors [...]

Quick Bites – November

By |November 1st, 2009|

Teeple chairs USApple
John Teeple of Teeple Farms, Inc., Wolcott, New York, chairs the U.S. Apple Association for 2009-2010. [...]

Selling a philosophy

By |November 1st, 2009|

FirstFruits Marketing of Washington is the new kid on the marketing block. From left are Jim Hazen, [...]

Heading for trouble

By |November 1st, 2009|

Tree pruning is one of the most important horticultural practices in an orchard. When you prune in winter, you [...]

MSU leads RosBREED project

By |November 1st, 2009|

Michigan State University researchers will lead a four-year, $14.4-million grant-funded research project aimed at improving fruit quality, collaborating with [...]

Good to Know – Barritt, Evans

By |November 1st, 2009|

Since 1994, Washington State University has strived to develop new apple cultivars with outstanding eating quality as quickly as [...]

Great Lakes fruit sessions

By |November 1st, 2009|

More than a dozen educational sessions for tree fruit and grape growers will be offered during the Great Lakes [...]