Breeding becomes more efficient

By |June 9th, 2014|

Genetic markers are available for predicting many fruit traits, but nothing can replace the human palate.

Washington Gov. Inslee kicks off 2014 cherry season

By |June 6th, 2014|

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee kicked off the start of the 2014 cherry season at an appearance today with Rick [...]

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    Permalink Pears growing near Parker, Washington on June 6, 2014 that will be part of a large crop expected in the Northwest this season. <b>(TJ Mullinax/Good Fruit Grower)</b>Gallery

    Pear growers expect 2014 crop of 411,400 tons, slightly below average

Pear growers expect 2014 crop of 411,400 tons, slightly below average

By |June 6th, 2014|

Pear growers in the Pacific Northwest expect the 2014 harvest to be down from last season’s record crop, as [...]

Beyond Honeycrisp

By |June 5th, 2014|

Several new varieties are coming to market with high expectations.

Bill Schultz, Young Grower from Mattawan, Michigan

By |June 3rd, 2014|

age / 32
crops / apples, cherries, peaches, grapes, asparagus, and sweet corn
business / Schultz Fruitridge Farms, Inc. [...]

Corr: Skeena has edge in Round #2 Cherry estimate

By |May 29th, 2014|

In their latest published estimate for the cherry crop, Northwest Cherry Growers remain bullish. This year’s crop is expected [...]

SweeTango’s saga

By |May 29th, 2014|

New apples don’t come with owner’s manuals.

What a Gem! A pear that resists fire blight

By |May 29th, 2014|

Gem, a new fire blight-­resistant pear variety from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s breeding program, was officially released this [...]

Leafroll virus is costly

By |May 29th, 2014|

Grapevine leafroll virus is very costly to growers, studies in major wine-grape-growing regions show.

Economists in New York, California, and [...]

What makes apple trees tick?

By |May 29th, 2014|

During his 40 years at Cornell University, Dr. Alan Lakso devised some oddly clever ways to figure out how [...]