July 2012 Issue

Bob Koehler promoted by Pear Bureau

By |July 1st, 2012|

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInEmail this to someonePrint this page

The Pear Bureau Northwest has promoted Bob Koehler to lead regional marketing manager. In this new position, he will serve

Extended Stemilt cherry season

By |July 1st, 2012|

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInEmail this to someonePrint this page

The California cherry season can make or break the start of the Washington State cherry deal. Good quality cherries from

U.S. canned pear industry is in flux

By |July 1st, 2012|

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInEmail this to someonePrint this page

The canned pear world is in the midst of change. With more than a decade of declining Bartlett pear production,

Good to Know — Consumers prefer WA 2

By |July 1st, 2012|

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInEmail this to someonePrint this page

WA 2 is a bright red-pink color with distinct lenticels. It is at prime eating quality several months after harvest.

 

WA

Canned pear assessment drops

By |July 1st, 2012|

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInEmail this to someonePrint this page

Northwest pear growers will pay a reduced assessment on canned pears in the coming season. The rate will drop from

Focus on soil health

By |July 1st, 2012|

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInEmail this to someonePrint this page

Apple seedlings grown in soil infested with root-lesion nematodes (on the left) and in soil without nematodes (on the right).

Whenever

Rootstocks don’t affect wine

By |July 1st, 2012|

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInEmail this to someonePrint this page

Markus Keller says growers in eastern Washington now have no reason to fear using rootstocks.
Photo by Melissa Hansen

A major rootstock

Florida PEACHES

By |July 1st, 2012|

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInEmail this to someonePrint this page

When devastating freezes strike the Florida citrus industry, it becomes national news immediately, as people want to know how it

Living with plum pox

By |July 1st, 2012|

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInEmail this to someonePrint this page

Jim Bittner, pictured with a tour group in his New York orchard, pulled out 20 acres of peaches when a

Canadians will reduce pressure to eliminate plum pox

By |July 1st, 2012|

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInEmail this to someonePrint this page

In the “usual” journalistic process, reporters find expert sources and ask questions, then ask additional questions as the answers dictate.

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInEmail this to someonePrint this page