September 2009 Issue

Quick Bites

By |September 1st, 2009|

Big Gala crop

The Washington State apple industry expects to harvest 107 million boxes of fresh apples this fall, according [...]

Apple Lines – Todd Fryhover

By |September 1st, 2009|

As we move together into another apple harvest, the Washington Apple Commission strives to evolve to mirror the ever-­changing [...]

In the Box

By |September 1st, 2009|

Dear Good Fruit Grower:
There is not enough space in your publication to praise, brag, nor describe the impact [...]

Center back on track

By |September 1st, 2009|

The Port of Benton located the site for the Clore Center and has a long-term lease with the center’s [...]

Tough cherry deal refocuses industry

By |September 1st, 2009|

The 2009 season should have been a banner year for Northwest cherries, judging by the volume and quality of [...]

Education eases growers into new era of pest control

By |September 1st, 2009|

Dr. Jay Brunner (right) and the Pest Management Transition Project team have reached out to growers, consultants, and farmworkers.

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Pear export prospects

By |September 1st, 2009|

A family samples USA pears in a supermarket in the city of Dubai. The United Arab Emirates is a [...]

Pear access negotiations continue

By |September 1st, 2009|

The United States and China are each hoping the other will grant permission to export pears.

The United States has [...]

Let there be light

By |September 1st, 2009|

Ideally, the long-term future will bring a dwarfing rootstock to enable pear growers to switch to more efficient production [...]

WANTED: dwarfing pear rootstock

By |September 1st, 2009|

Since the pear industry still lacks a dwarfing rootstock, Dr. Todd Einhorn is experimenting with ways to improve light [...]