January 1st 2010 Issue

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

Argentine cherry

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Argentina, the second-largest country in South America, has a small but expanding cherry industry. Around half of the countrys 7,000

Climate forecasting

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In April 2007, a freeze hit when many plant species, such as these Bradford pears in North Carolina, were weeks

Service is an education

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im and Rena Doornink of Parker, Washington, have been named Good Fruit Growers of the Year for 2009 by Good

Strategies for Success

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Jim and Rena Doornink planted this block of Jazz apples last spring. Jazz will fill a gap in their harvest

Housing loan requirements

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Loans from the Washington State Department of Commerce have funded a variety of housing styles for seasonal farmworkers, including these

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