May 1st 2006 Issue

Jim Koempel, Apple Citizen

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Jim Koempel, an orchardist at Cashmere, Washington, has been named Apple Citizen of the Year

Mid-Atlantic peach industry under pressure

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The Mid-Atlantic tree fruit industry is shrinking under pressure from housing developments, as city commuters build luxury homes in rural

Applying sustainability nationwide

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It’s hard enough to develop, coordinate, and execute sustainable programs for wine-grape-producing regions even statewide, but Australia is implementing environmental

Grower replants peaches after virus eradication

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Mark Rice demonstrates a device for thinning peaches that was adapted from an old cherry harvester. He’s still

Winery buildings can be sustainable

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Sustainable practices don’t end in the vineyard. Winery facilities can also be sustainable when they are built to be ecologically

Finding profit in diversity

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President prunes do well on the sandy soils of Singer Farms in Appleton, New York. Photos by Melissa Hansen

Are secondary pests pesticide-induced?

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When broad-spectrum pesticides are used for management of primary pests, such as codling moth, secondary or minor pests can become

Wal-Mart wants regional fruit

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Rice Fruit Company received a record 1.5 millon bushels of apples for packing this season.  Rice

Focus on soil shows in the wine

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A two-hour seminar on soil biology was a revelation to Chris Figgins, who promptly began transitioning his vineyards to a

Rice and fruit go back two centuries

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Rice Fruit Company was founded in Biglerville, Pennsylvania, in 1913 by Arthur Rice, though its origins go back much further.

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