January 1st 2010 Issue

IFTA returns to its beginnings

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The IFTA annual conference will include field visits of different orchard training systems, such as these Gala apples grown on

Weather affects grape crops

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These Concord grapes near Quincy, Washington, were hit by the early October freeze and left unharvested.

Weather adversely affected the 2009

Family branches into organics

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Alberto Carleti planted this hillside orchard after seeing orchards in Sunnyside, Washington.

Argentine cherry grower Alberto Carleti partnered with a friend

Marketing maraschinos

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Chopped maraschino cherries destined for ice cream manufacturers.

As well as being a major producer and exporter of fresh fruit, Carleti

Quality starts with the vine

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For more than 30 years, Jim Holmes has worked to better manage his vineyard canopy by following the advice of

How to choose the variety

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This is the first of a series of articles covering all aspects of planning and establishing a competitive orchard.

When planning

Farmworker housing loans funded

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An example of farmworker housing that was built with a loan from Washington State’s Farmworker Housing Infrastructure Program.

The popular zero-

A new game

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New apple varieties from Washington State University’s breeding program present opportunities for the state’s growers, said Tom Auvil, research horticulturist

Current planting trends

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Golden Delicious plantings have dropped to their lowest level in 25 years.

Fuji has replaced Gala as the most popular variety

Vineland seeks self-sufficiency

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Paul Truscott, business development manager at the Vineland research station in Ontario, Canada.

Research is costly with little chance of a

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