October 2009 Issue

Ready for robots?

By |October 1st, 2009|

Brad Hamner of Carnegie Mellon University walks alongside an autonomous vehicle as it moves down the rows [...]

Cherry export glitch

By |October 1st, 2009|

The 2009 cherry export season in Japan did not live up to the Northwest industrys expectations because of a [...]

New varieties for New York

By |October 1st, 2009|

A group called New York Apple Growers, LLC, has been formed to commercialize apple varieties developed by Cornell University, [...]

Good Point – Robert Brody and Jon Wyss

By |October 1st, 2009|

Washington’s farms and ranches reached a record value of production for crops and livestock in 2008. Agriculture accounts for [...]

Full U.S. apple crop ahead

By |October 1st, 2009|

Apple-growing regions across the United States are reporting full crops this season. The U.S. Apple Association estimates the [...]

Good Point – Stephen Young

By |October 1st, 2009|

Orchard systems have gone through ­dynamic changes over the past 50 years. High-density plantings and dwarfing ­rootstocks have allowed [...]

Ontario apple plant expands with local support

By |October 1st, 2009|

Kirk Kemp says a buy-local trend has boosted his company’s sales. Ontario’s apple industry was [...]

Consider fumigation an investment

By |October 1st, 2009|

Lynn Long discusses the fumigation in a new Regina cherry block at the Omeg orchard at The Dalles, Oregon.

Rethinking the chill requirement for pear ripening

By |October 1st, 2009|

Good to Know A research report from David Sugar, Oregon State University; Elizabeth Mitcham, University [...]