October 2009 Issue

Last Bite – Mining engineer turns fruit grower

By |October 1st, 2009|

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Yakima orchardist Ed Bannister adopted the Pyramid brand name in 1915 after purchasing his first five acres of

Ontario apple plant expands with local support

By |October 1st, 2009|

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Kirk Kemp says a buy-local trend has boosted his company’s sales. Ontario’s apple industry was facing

Good Stuff

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Protect fruit from sunburn Purfresh of Fremont, California, reports that the company’s solar protectant, Purshade, has reduced physical sun-related

Major grant for cherry research

By |October 1st, 2009|

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The Specialty Crop Research Initiative has awarded a $3.9-million grant for research on new ways of producing, processing, and marketing

Cherry export glitch

By |October 1st, 2009|

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The 2009 cherry export season in Japan did not live up to the Northwest industrys expectations because of a delay

Good Point – Robert Brody and Jon Wyss

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Washington’s farms and ranches reached a record value of production for crops and livestock in 2008. Agriculture accounts for more

Good Point – Stephen Young

By |October 1st, 2009|

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Orchard systems have gone through ­dynamic changes over the past 50 years. High-density plantings and dwarfing ­rootstocks have allowed growers

Consider fumigation an investment

By |October 1st, 2009|

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Lynn Long discusses the fumigation in a new Regina cherry block at the Omeg orchard at The Dalles, Oregon.
Cherry growers

Rethinking the chill requirement for pear ripening

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Good to Know A research report from David Sugar, Oregon State University; Elizabeth Mitcham, University of

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