November 2008 Issue

Celebrate the good times

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Hort Association President Mark Holtzinger thinks it’s “cool to be a farmer.” Get ready for

Good to Go

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Conference for Entrepreneurs Eric Villagas, award-winning chef and host of the Public Broadcasting Service’s television show Fork in the

The origin of club varieties

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Peach and nectarine trees in France cost the equivalent of U.S.$16, including royalties. In the nursery, mechanical hedgers

WAC searches for president

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Washington Apple Commission board members are hoping to interview a shortlist of three candidates for the position of president during

Pest management fruit school

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by Keith Granger, Gwen Hoheisel, and Jay Brunner, Washington State University How can Washington tree fruit growers build better

Buyers like Concorde

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The future of the Concorde pear seems uncertain, despite the good characteristics of the fruit.

Concorde's fatal flaw

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Background: Dropped Concorde pears. Inset, back: Rudy Prey finds discoloring, showing that the trunk is infected with fireblight.

Fruit packer fined by Ecology

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The Washington State Department of Ecology has fined Snokist Growers of Yakima, Washington, $10,000 for failing to respond properly when

Fireblight hits late pears

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Concorde pears in a healthy block. Fireblight can become systemic in Concorde trees. The 2008 season

EPA fines packers

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Fourteen tree fruit packers in eastern Washington State have together paid more than $600,000 in

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