Understanding how tart cherry trees work is key to quality and cost control

By |November 24th, 2014|

Ask an orchard manager, just how good a job do you have to do to keep it producing high quality fruit year after year?

Fighting food fraud with forensics

By |November 20th, 2014|

Each apple has a chemical fingerprint that links it to the place it was grown.
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    Washington wine and juice grape tonnage soars; juice prices fall

Washington wine and juice grape tonnage soars; juice prices fall

By |November 17th, 2014|

Cash prices to Concord grape growers for 2014 crop plummet to $110 per ton.

Growers sought for Piqa pears

By |November 16th, 2014|

The New Zealand company Prevar is looking for orchardists in North America who would like to grow new Piqa [...]

Network promotes Prosser wines

By |November 16th, 2014|

A new organization called Prosser Wine Network was formed in Washington State last spring to promote Prosser wines. The [...]

Applying precision agriculture to tree fruit

By |November 10th, 2014|

Precision agriculture helps growers optimize returns.

USDA Announces Loss Adjustment for Late Apple Harvest

By |November 6th, 2014|

Multi-Peril Crop Insurance policyholders are getting an extension because of the delayed maturity of apple crop this year.

The USDA [...]

Optical sorters come to wineries

By |November 1st, 2014|

The same type of high-tech sorting equipment used by tree fruit packers is being adopted in the wine industry.

Alex Chinchiolo, Young Grower from Ripon, California

By |November 1st, 2014|

age / 28
crops / Apples, cherries
title / Partner, farm manager
business / River Bend Orchards
education / [...]

Cover blog: Fall of insights

By |October 31st, 2014|

Our November 2014 cover was shot by Yakima photographer Lance Johnson.