September 2013 Issue

New spray concept proves feasible

By |September 1st, 2013|

If we had to irrigate orchards by pulling tanks of water down the alleys, would we do it?

We do [...]

Should pear growers update?

By |September 1st, 2013|

While many pear growers in the Pacific Northwest have welcomed Dr. Amit Dhingra’s efforts to push the pear industry [...]

Reluctant Regina

By |September 1st, 2013|

Cherry growers in Oregon like the Regina cherry. They like that it has some resistance to rain cracking and that the fruit ships well to Asia or Europe. They just wish the trees would be more productive.

Pear industry ripe for change

By |September 1st, 2013|

When Dr. Amit Dhingra joined Washington State University seven years ago as a plant genomicist, one thing immediately struck [...]

Peach growers challenges

By |September 1st, 2013|

Growing peaches is getting easier in some ways, harder in others, a rather normal description of many orchardists’ efforts. [...]

Top Five pear research needs

By |September 1st, 2013|

Although most pears are grown in traditional orchards, the same way they’ve been grown for many decades, there’s not [...]

New York apples names

By |September 1st, 2013|

Those two new apple varieties formerly called New York 1 and New York 2 and now named SnapDragon and [...]

Sixth generation in the Delta

By |September 1st, 2013|

If there was one thing that Matthew and Virginia Hemly knew in high school during the 1990s, it was [...]

Winery showcases estate fruit

By |September 1st, 2013|

Hugh Shiels had one reason for expanding from wine grape grower to winery owner.

“I wanted to show what our [...]

Pears: A grower’s advocate

By |September 1st, 2013|

Pat Burnett, who has been a fruit grower, packer, and marketer in his career—and for many years simultaneously—has always [...]