August 2009 Issue

Bigger and better cherries

By |August 1st, 2009|

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Fran Pierce (left) and Mark Hanrahan check Kiona cherries for size. Kiona, a cross of Glacier and Cashmere, is one

Bee parasite sequenced

By |August 1st, 2009|

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U.S. Department of Agriculture scientists at the Bee Research Laboratory in Beltsville, Maryland, have sequenced the genome of a parasite

Good Point – Jennifer Witherbee

By |August 1st, 2009|

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It’s almost time to send the Washington Apple Education Foundation’s 2009 crop of scholarship winners off on their college adventures.

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Growers can improve returns by leaving fruit in the orchard.

By |August 1st, 2009|

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To pick or not to pick

Low prices for small apples during the past ­season reinforced the notion that growers can

Hot spot for Pinot Noir

By |August 1st, 2009|

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Lois and Mike Thiede’s Ginkgo Forest Winery is near the Petrified Ginkgo Forest State Park. They have planted hundreds of

Good crop on the tree

By |August 1st, 2009|

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The Washington apple industry expects to harvest a crop of large, high-quality apples this fall, which is what buyers want.

“We’re

Good Stuff

By |August 1st, 2009|

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Tunnel tour
Haygrove Tunnels is organizing a tour to the United Kingdom to give U.S. growers an opportunity to see tunnels

Autosorting at the orchard

By |August 1st, 2009|

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Technology that will be tested in Washington State this harvest could help apple growers sort out undesirable fruit in the

In the Box

By |August 1st, 2009|

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Dear Good Fruit Grower:

Over the years, being in Connecticut and trying to equate the delight fruit testers experience in western

Sweet Skylar Rae

By |August 1st, 2009|

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Skylar Rae cherries about a week before harvest. In tests, the soluble solids have been as high as 30° Brix.

If

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