September 2013 Issue

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|

– by Kate Moser
If there was one thing that Matthew and Virginia Hemly knew in high school during [...]

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