Leah Eddie, Young Grower from Grandview, Washington

By |March 2nd, 2015|

grower / Grandview, Washington
age / 24
crops / Apples, cherries and juice grapes
business / Fieldman for Apple [...]

Intrexon to acquire Okanagan Specialty Fruits for $41 million

By |March 1st, 2015|

Intrexon Corporation, of Germantown, Maryland, a company focusing on synthetic biology products, has agreed to acquire Okanagan Specialty Fruits [...]

Munckhof machine makes inroads: 2014 IFTA Italy

By |February 26th, 2015|

The harvest machine is widely used around the world but has only recently been sold in the United States.

Research on rot is under way

By |February 26th, 2015|

Plant pathologist is working to determine if pruning and spraying crab apple trees effectively controls postharvest rots.
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    Fryhover: USDA’s Arctic apple decision means differentiation and education will be imperative

Fryhover: USDA’s Arctic apple decision means differentiation and education will be imperative

By |February 17th, 2015|

The recent approval by USDA of the Arctic apple brands wasn’t unforeseen by our industry. We have been preparing [...]

Schlect: A cold Arctic blast

By |February 17th, 2015|

● USDA announced last Friday its deregulation of a Canadian firm’s–Okanagan Specialty Fruits, Inc.–two varieties (Granny Smith and Golden) [...]

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    Corr: Was USDA’s GMO decision a black cat crossing America’s orchards?

Corr: Was USDA’s GMO decision a black cat crossing America’s orchards?

By |February 17th, 2015|

To hear some critics tell it, the government’s decision Friday the 13th to deregulate a GMO apple was bad [...]

Growing fruit without branches

By |February 10th, 2015|

The branchless multileader system offers improved efficiency.

Quality trees: 2014 IFTA Italy

By |February 5th, 2015|

Italian nursery GRIBA developed a quality grading scale, and prices trees accordingly.

Concrete support: 2014 IFTA Italy

By |February 5th, 2015|

Across South Tyrol, growers use posts made of concrete, rather than wood.