December 2009 Issue

Good Point – Jim McFerson

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Predictions and promises are easy enough, as long as they’re vague. On the other hand, few people really remember the

Research viewpoint

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Soft fruit breeder Ralph Scorza and colleagues developed this pitless plum.

Continuing budget constraints at U.S. universities will result in fewer

Cold-friendly varieties

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Last winter’s cold damage has helped researchers and grape growers identify varieties that are best suited to British Columbia’s Okanagan

Field sorting could bring a bonus

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The recently planted WSU research orchard will allow study of planting designs for the future.

One of the new technologies Washington

Surviving the cold

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These grapevines await their winter pruning. Mechanically pruning vines that have severe bud damage from cold may be a cost-effective

Past, present, and future

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Chuck Peters designed his new pear orchard with mechanization and new technologies in mind.

It might be possible to develop apples

Australia’s water crisis forces changes

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Dealing with rising temperatures may be a conundrum for fruit growers confronting ­climate change, but in Australia it’s been ­complicated

Changes will come faster. Will you keep up?

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Agricultural economist

Two decades ago, at a time when the industry had yet to produce more than 60 million boxes of

Invite the whole community

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Mason bee nests in the orchard of Robert Schreiber at Poysdorf, Austria, pictured during an International Fruit Tree Association tour

Growers

Apple marketing incentive

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“If an apple were to explode like a hand grenade when it reached a stage of ripeness not permitting it

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