Managing new pests

By |September 1st, 2010|

Pacific Northwest growers are vigilant following reports of spotted wing drosophila among Concord grapes in eastern Washington and the [...]

Last Bite–The Scandinavians

By |September 1st, 2010|

After the Northern Pacific Railroad completed its line through Washington State’s Yakima Valley in the early 1880s, land ­speculators [...]

In The Box

By |September 1st, 2010|

A must-read
Dear Good Fruit Grower:

Expanding your editorial staff to include Richard ­Lehnert is a great move. Richard has [...]

Pear promotions pondered

By |September 1st, 2010|

A pear industry task force is looking at how the Pear Bureau Northwest might coordinate its domestic pear promotions [...]

Quick Bites

By |September 1st, 2010|

Large apple crop forecast
The Washington apple industry expects to harvest a record 108.8 million boxes of fresh apples [...]

Pear breeding north of the border

By |September 1st, 2010|

Harovin Sundown (tested as HW614) originated from a cross of Bartlett and an unnamed U.S. selection made in 1972. [...]

Good Job

By |September 1st, 2010|

Scharlau joins grape board
Vicky Scharlau, executive director of the Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers, has been elected [...]

Pear breeding moves toward better varieties

By |September 1st, 2010|

Richard Bell works to develop better pears with the flavor of Bartlett and resistance to fireblight and pear psylla, [...]

Reflective fabric = more pears

By |September 1st, 2010|

Researchers are finding that a reflective mulch in the rows of a mature pear orchard can significantly increase yields [...]

Eastern growers can produce pears profitably

By |September 1st, 2010|

When planted in the tall spindle system, high density in itself reduced tree size, and the quince rootstock at [...]