November 2011 Issue

Picker and sorter

By |November 1st, 2011|

Miguel Geronimo found himself testing the new harvester during his first season as an apple picker. He previously worked [...]

Good Point

By |November 1st, 2011|

It is time for the federal government to act. It’s not as if Congress doesn’t know there is a [...]

Picker and platform

By |November 1st, 2011|

A four-person picking crew can have two on the ground or all four on the platform, but each pick [...]

Trouble on the Double Z

By |November 1st, 2011|

Roxanne Bell photographs a Double Z ranch foreman who is peering through the steel fence—just feet from where it [...]

Cherry vote

By |November 1st, 2011|

Cherry growers vote this month to continue or end a federal marketing order that regulates handling of sweet cherries [...]

Concord grapes, part of American culture

By |November 1st, 2011|

Though Concord was generally accepted as being pure Vitis labrusca, horticulturists today believe it is a hybrid with another [...]

Electronic trap saves labor

By |November 1st, 2011|

Johnny Park, engineer of the Z-Trap, was in Washington State recently to demonstrate a new codling moth trap that [...]

SweeTango lawsuit settled

By |November 1st, 2011|

An out-of-court settlement of the lawsuit challenging the exclusive marketing arrangement for the SweeTango apple has been reached.

The lawsuit [...]

On a FasTrack

By |November 1st, 2011|

Horticulturist Ralph Scorza pollinates plum flowers while geneticist Ann Callahan measures sugar content and molecular biologist Chris Dardick measures [...]

The Tangler

By |November 1st, 2011|

Brett Bunker shows off the launcher he uses to dispense pheromone-containing capsules in apple trees. The clip in the [...]