September 2010 Issue

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 [...]

NEW VITALITY in New York

By |September 1st, 2010|

Anyone having doubts about the vitality of the New York State fruit industry should have been on the International [...]

Use glyphosate with caution

By |September 1st, 2010|

This stunted apple tree, which has a large basal canker, is in an orchard where the grower used glyphosate [...]

Symptoms of glyphosate damage

By |September 1st, 2010|

Young trees can show injury after glyphosate application the previous year. One symptom of glyphosate damage is small spindly [...]

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 [...]