December 2009 Issue

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

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

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