November 2011 Issue

B.C.’s strategic plan stymied

By |November 1st, 2011|

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When the British Columbia Fruit Growers’ Association launched its strategic plan four years ago, the priorities were to develop new

Picker and sorter

By |November 1st, 2011|

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Miguel Geronimo found himself testing the new harvester during his first season as an apple picker. He previously worked in

Strange times

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Robert Stearns of Kelowna is cutting his apple trees because he can’t afford to replant them.
Marc Arellano

During a scene in

Picker and platform

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A four-person picking crew can have two on the ground or all four on the platform, but each pick into

Great Lakes Expo set for December 6–8

By |November 1st, 2011|

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The Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm ­Market Expo will be held in the DeVos Place Convention Center in Grand

Cherry vote

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Cherry growers vote this month to continue or end a federal marketing order that regulates handling of sweet cherries grown

What is driving change in the tree fruit industry?

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The Washington State Horticultural Association’s annual meeting will inform growers about a wide range of issues and innovations that are

SweeTango lawsuit settled

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An out-of-court settlement of the lawsuit challenging the exclusive marketing arrangement for the SweeTango apple has been reached.

The lawsuit ended

Pay attention to vines at bloom

By |November 1st, 2011|

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Cabernet Sauvignon with (left) and without nitrogen deficiency during bloom.
Markus Keller

To a casual observer, a cluster thick with berries might

Define bloom consistently

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Left: With a bloom time of only one or two days, this Chardonnay cluster in New York shows

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