November 2009 Issue

Vineyard innovations

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A mechanical fruit thinner has scuffed some of these berries, which will later desiccate and fall off.

Efficient over-the-row tractors and

On the fast track

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Michael Weber picks some samples of Mairac in a Washington State test planting.

With apple variety breeders putting a strong emphasis

Heading for trouble

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Tree pruning is one of the most important horticultural practices in an orchard. When you prune in winter, you are

Rubens put to the test

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The Rubens apple is harvested in early September, after Gala, and turns a vivid orange-red

Good to Know – Barritt, Evans

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Since 1994, Washington State University has strived to develop new apple cultivars with outstanding eating quality as quickly as possible.

Novel approach

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Pete Van Well (left) and Alessio Martinelli of CIV, Italy, admire the color of Rubens apples in Wenatchee, Washington, just

Good Point – Chris Schlect

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America’s system of delivering food to retail customers is a marvel. Without a cadre of governmental central planners dictating production

Five food-safety lessons

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The tree fruit industry can learn some valuable lessons from past food-safety scares, according to Dr. David Gombas, senior vice

Last Bite – Groceries, politics, land, fruit

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Walter Bolinger became a fruit grower and packer after working for many years as a shopkeeper.

Merchant, politician, real estate developer,

Take food safety seriously

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The risk of tree fruits causing outbreaks of food-related illness is low. In fact, no outbreak has ever been linked

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