September 2013 Issue

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 [...]

Universities collaborate

By |September 1st, 2013|

Three eastern universities have agreed to work together to coordinate their hiring of faculty members serving fruit growers.

Informally called [...]

Watch: Over-the-row cherry harvesting

By |September 1st, 2013|

For the record—since this could be an event of historic significance—the harvest took place about two o’clock on the [...]

The Boyers of Chestnut Ridge

By |September 1st, 2013|

In Pennsylvania, almost all the apples grow in Adams County but 90 miles west, there’s a ridge—Chestnut Ridge—where fruit trees, mostly apples but also peaches, pears, and cherries

Plan will guide pear research

By |September 1st, 2013|

Pear industry representatives in Oregon and Washington are collaborating to create a Pest Management Strategic Plan for pears. The [...]

Pest management requires precise tools

By |September 1st, 2013|

Over the years, fruit growers have traded in their shotgun-like pest control tools for more precise rifle-like tools and [...]

Winery showcases estate fruit

By |September 1st, 2013|

Kerry Shiels began as Côte Bonneville’s winemaker in 2009, after getting her master’s from the University of California, Davis, and working harvests for five different wineries in California, Australia, and Argentina.

Pear Marketing: Connect with the customer

By |September 1st, 2013|

Pears are a relatively small item in the fresh produce department, but they are still important to retailers. Pears [...]