September 2008 Issue

Quick Bites

By |September 1st, 2008|

Apple Commission Changes Leadership Ken Severn has been appointed interim director of the Washington Apple Commission until the [...]

Imports eat into canned pear market

By |September 1st, 2008|

Cheap imported pears from China and Thailand are taking an increasing bite out of the market for canned pears [...]

Last Bite

By |September 1st, 2008|

Mike Roche’s Jewel label was a symbol of quality in the tree fruit industry; the Yak label [...]

First Bite

By |September 1st, 2008|

It’s all about the pears. If you’re knee-deep in harvest, you’re likely not thinking much [...]

Optimizing conditioning

By |September 1st, 2008|

Conditioning of pears so they’re ready to eat when purchased can boost retail sales, but there’s a lack of [...]

Envy in test plantings

By |September 1st, 2008|

Envy was offered first to growers of other ENZA varieties. Envy, the latest ENZA apple [...]

Enchanted apple stays white

By |September 1st, 2008|

A new apple that doesn’t turn brown when cut and exposed to air has [...]

Evitando Lesiones Causadas por Escaleras

By |September 1st, 2008|

Isquierda: Un censor de presión que suene para alertar al trabajador de que está en el último [...]

Avoiding Ladder Injuries

By |September 1st, 2008|

Left: A pressure sensor that buzzes to alert workers they are on the last step. Right: [...]

Grow pears profitably

By |September 1st, 2008|

Three-year-old Bartlett trees after pruning. The trees are filled with one- and two-year-old fruiting wood and some [...]