July 2012 Issue

Good to Know — Consumers prefer WA 2

By |July 1st, 2012|

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

 

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Canned pear assessment drops

By |July 1st, 2012|

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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|

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

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Rootstocks don’t affect wine

By |July 1st, 2012|

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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|

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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|

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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|

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

Truitt Brothers helps consolidate pear processing

By |July 1st, 2012|

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After almost 40 years as a major pear canner, Truitt Brothers of Salem, Oregon, is “bowing out” of the business

Merging two cultures

By |July 1st, 2012|

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During the early cherry season, West Mathison, ­president of Stemilt Growers, Inc., Wenatchee, Washington, spends about half his time at

In the Box

By |July 1st, 2012|

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Dear Good Fruit Grower:
I just received the June 2012 issue. As always, lots of good and timely information included between

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