December 2009 Issue

Nursery perspective

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These finished nursery trees will soon be harvested and prepared for later planting by growers.

With the proliferation of new tree

Field sorting culls

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One area of research that John Verbrugge thinks has been overlooked is field sorting of culls.

Verbrugge, new president of the

Video touts fruit industry jobs

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Jobs in the tree fruit industry aren’t limited to the obvious ones of picking or packing fruit. That’s the message

How many is too many?

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When it comes to new varieties, John Rice predicts that in the next decade, most retailers will offer five main

GRAS2P: Not another audit program

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Susan Pheasant

Tesco Nature’s Choice, British Retail Consortium, Safe Quality Food 1000 and 2000, U.S. Department of Agriculture GAP, Costco, Food

Should WAC come back?

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A rack card developed by CMI tells consumers about the health benefits of eating apples, with a focus on fiber

Audit harmony

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A group of around 50 produce industry leaders are working on an effort to harmonize the various food-safety standards and

Produce expert

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With an office in Yakima, Washington, Wal-Mart plans to keep prices lower and buy directly from growers, cutting out the

Last Bite – The Land of the Yakamas

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Cowin paid careful attention to marketing, and his high-quality fruit stood out in the marketplace.

In 1909-1910, Earle Cowin earned the

Market limitations

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How new varieties will coexist with those that have already carved out shelf space is the million-dollar question.

The biggest change

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