February 1st 2016 Issue

Roger Hudson, a young grower from Sanger, California

By |February 24th, 2016|

Roger is a sixth-generation grower of about 180 acres of tree fruit.

Oregon cherry recovery

By |February 12th, 2016|

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Oregon cherry growers will continue to recover from a 2014 freeze by pruning to encourage healthy lower-branch structure in their

How to use pear growth regulators

By |February 11th, 2016|

Growth regulators can prevent drop and enhance storability of pears if used correctly.

Which apple rootstock should you grow with?

By |February 10th, 2016|

Apple growers have a lot of options when it comes to selecting the best rootstock for their orchards.

Avoiding rootstock mistakes

By |February 10th, 2016|

Growers can find more success if they avoid some common mistakes when selecting rootstock.

Some like the biggest trees

By |February 9th, 2016|

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There’s more than one way to plant a modern, highly productive orchard. While some growers like to plant the largest

Video: Pear Bureau Northwest new website focuses on pear sales

By |February 8th, 2016|

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Pear Bureau Northwest has launched a redesigned trade website focused on the business of pears to grow pear sales.

Visitors to

Basic rules of Stemilt’s tall spindle

By |February 8th, 2016|

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—Trees are planted at densities of 1,000 to 1,500 trees per acre (typically 3 or 4 feet between trees and

Grape canopy control

By |February 8th, 2016|

Juice grape growers can manage size of vines with pruning, irrigation and maybe some thinning.

Grape seed color has little effect

By |February 8th, 2016|

Study upends thinking that wine’s taste depends heavily on color of the grape seed when harvested.

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