December 2009 Issue

Ready for change

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As the new president, John Verbrugge will lead Washington’s Horticultural Association into more involvement with state regulatory issues.

New Hort President

Cover crops and pest control

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Does attracting natural enemies to an orchard by planting a cover crop translate to better biological control of pests in

Blast from the past

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Robots harvesting fruit, scientists creating the perfect apple trees in petri dishes, and a fruit industry run by conglomerates were

Growers foresee change

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There are too many new apple varieties, says Polish orchardist Krzysztof Hermanowicz.

New market niches, more emphasis on eating quality, technological

Growing nitrogen on the side

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Dr. Steve Fransen points out that the ladino clover had pink root nodules, indicating that it was fixing nitrogen.

As commercial

Wind of change

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“Change is in the wind,” an article in the Good Fruit Grower declared in 1987, which was a year of

Sorting technology

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Tree fruit packers believe that future technology will improve labor efficiencies while improving fruit quality

New technology will touch all areas

Cherry Institute looks to the future

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As the Pacific Northwest sweet cherry industry moves toward larger crops in the future, it will take the industry working

Exotic varieties, new regions

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A new interest in clones and lesser-known varieties will drive vineyard plantings in Washington State in the next ten years,

Embracing change

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Laura Mrachek works to make a difference in the tree fruit industry.

Laura Mrachek, retiring president of the Washington State Horticultural

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