January 1st 2017 Issue

James K. Ballard, 1920-2017

By |January 4th, 2018|

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James K. Ballard, a WSU Extension agent for Yakima County from 1962-81 and former contributor to Good Fruit Grower, died

Problematic pairings with Geneva 935

By |January 13th, 2017|

Certain scion strains show mysterious tree decline symptoms when combined with Geneva 935 rootstocks.

British Columbia’s government replant program aims at farm renewal

By |January 13th, 2017|

Program's not just about new varieties, it's replanting recharged

Growers to vote on keeping pear marketing order

By |January 13th, 2017|

Pear decision ahead for Pacific Northwest growers

Moffitt: All pears, all the time

By |January 13th, 2017|

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The Pear Bureau is celebrating 85 years of promoting the beautiful and delicious pears nurtured by our growers in Washington

Cuban farms: Making virtue from necessity

By |January 11th, 2017|

Shortages of fuel, chemicals and machinery make Cuban farms organic but not efficient.

Cuba’s next chapter? Not so fast

By |January 11th, 2017|

Politics and Cuba’s own challenges make the island a distant prospect for tree fruit growers.

Insider tips to avoid growing an $8 box of fruit

By |January 10th, 2017|

Success from tree to market

Trade questions loom as 2017 begins

By |January 10th, 2017|

Focus for the year ahead is keeping current markets open while the U.S. tree fruit industry awaits the president-elect’s actions on trade.

Moffitt: All pears, all the time

By |January 7th, 2017|

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The Pear Bureau is celebrating 85 years of promoting the beautiful and delicious pears nurtured by our growers in Washington

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