November 2013 Issue

New apple harvester shows promise

By |November 18th, 2013|

DBR harvester gets big commercial test at Riveridge Land.

In-orchard sorting

By |November 18th, 2013|

Storing apples is expensive, and storing bad apples is even more so. If you’re going to toss out a [...]

Pests ­modified with lethal genes

By |November 18th, 2013|

A  British biotechnology company is developing a novel new way to control insect pests. Called RIDL, which stands for Release [...]

Top 5 Technologies to use now

By |November 18th, 2013|

New technologies that will allow orchardists to grow fruit more efficiently and deliver a better product to the consumer [...]

Little cherry disease is spreading

By |November 18th, 2013|

A new discovery this summer could help explain the growing spread of little cherry disease in the Pacific Northwest, but it will make control more difficult, say researchers.

Crop load affects flavor of Honeycrisp

By |November 18th, 2013|

Marketers says taste, rather than appearance, is what drives consumers to buy apples, and at a pre-harvest Honeycrisp field [...]

Cider business flourishes

By |November 18th, 2013|

Hard cider is a burgeoning industry in the Pacific Northwest, with 32 cideries at last count. But most people who [...]

Hort Show time!

By |November 18th, 2013|

Washington and Michigan kick off the winter meeting season with packed programs.

Pat Hagood, 1924–2013

By |November 18th, 2013|

Journalist Helen Patricia Hagood, who wrote for Good Fruit Grower during the 1970s, died in Springfield, Oregon, on September [...]

Joe Sardinha unified the B.C. tree fruit industry

By |November 18th, 2013|

British Columbia orchardist Joe Sardinha will be remembered for his efforts to unify the tree fruit industry both within [...]