April 1st 2007 Issue

Optimum fruit size is small

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Unable to obtain trees on virus-free M.9 rootstocks, Australian orchardists like Howard Hansen have to get by with

From pomace to pellets

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Washington State’s wine and juice grape production leaves behind a mountain of seeds, skins, pulp, and other debris known as

Still looking for new varieties

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Calvert Brothers was among the first Tasmanian orchards to plant Fuji in the late 1980s. The industry was looking for

Extenday extolled for cherries

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Cherry test plot showing Extenday applied between rows. After several years of study by

Last Bite

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The Northwest Fruit Exchange was still prominent on this label that featured the smiling Indian boy.

Turning traceability into profitability

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Recently enacted federal food safety and food security laws have brought increased recordkeeping to most food companies, from producer

UnderstandIng wine scores

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Amy Mumma, coordinator and instructor of Central Washington University’s World Wine Program, demystified the wine rating game during recent wine

Sorting technology

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Paul Koch knew what he wanted a presizing line to do—lower inventory costs, reduce labor costs, reduce costs associated with

Piecework motivates cherry sorters

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Cherry sorting is typically an unpopular job. Most people would rather pick, says Hugh Dendy, a Canadian who’s growing cherries

Real-time feedback

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One of the benefits of presizing technology is the ability to provide real-time information to growers regarding fruit quality, says

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