July 2009 Issue

Potential cherry rootstocks

By |July 1st, 2009|

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Dennis Tarry of Dave Wilson Nursery observes a cherry plum cross.

While looking for a winning interspecific cherry, a California fruit

Good Question – Pear Industry Issue

By |July 1st, 2009|

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Rob Peterson
Hood River, Oregon
Mexican tariff
Peterson said the most pressing issue is the 20 percent tariff on U.S. pears, cherries,

Apple Matters

By |July 1st, 2009|

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USApple is continually exploring ways to effectively and efficiently move apple supplies. One key strategy is to encourage increased purchase

Canned pear assessment rises

By |July 1st, 2009|

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The promotional assessment on Pacific Northwest processed pears will increase from $5 to $7.11 per ton this season in an

See autonomous vehicle at field day

By |July 1st, 2009|

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An autonomous vehicle developed by scientists at Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, will be demonstrated during a

Pear crop is large, but not a record

By |July 1st, 2009|

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Pacific Northwest pear growers are expecting to harvest a large, but not record winter pear crop this fall.

The industry’s first

Good Point

By |July 1st, 2009|

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A recent opinion piece on immigration reform (“Take Me Out to the Ballgame,” by Dan Fazio in the June 2009,

Good Point – Jim Allen

By |July 1st, 2009|

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What is the difference between David “Big Papi” Ortiz and Juan “Papi” Sanchez? The differences will become obvious, but let

Last Bite – An Apple A Day

By |July 1st, 2009|

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Wilbert “Bill” Hansen was an exception to the rule about many successful fruit industry people being born and raised in

Big plans for WSU viticulture

By |July 1st, 2009|

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Dr. Thomas Henick-Kling tasted wines produced from Puget Sound appellation grapes during a visit to Washington State University’s Northwest Research

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