Tracking fire blight

By |December 23rd, 2016|

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This past summer, a team of researchers armed with scissors walked through a North Central Washington apple orchard and did

RosBREED, part II

By |December 22nd, 2016|

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Consumers want great tasting fruit with few or no blemishes. Growers want that, too, but they also need fruit trees

Robert: More cider apples are needed to meet soaring demand

By |December 22nd, 2016|

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Why should anyone bother growing cider fruit?

Let’s start with what cider fruit is.

There are more than 7,000 varieties of apples

Cold-hardy apple variety draws interest for hard ciders

By |December 21st, 2016|

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Sometimes good things come in large packages.

For the owner of a small orchard in New England, that “good thing” came

WSU Extension plans 2017 winter tree fruit programs

By |December 15th, 2016|

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Tree fruit producers and industry professionals are invited to five WSU Tree Fruit Extension Programs in North Central Washington on

2017 Cherry Institute will be held Jan. 20 — Pear, WSFC nominations at annual meetings

By |December 14th, 2016|

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The 74th annual Cherry Institute is set for Jan. 20, 2017, at the Yakima Convention Center in Yakima, Washington.

The program,

Hansen: Vineyard mechanization – Is grape quality impacted?

By |December 14th, 2016|

New research has the potential to save wine grape growers millions in labor costs.

Sazo: Recruiting – and keeping – workers

By |December 12th, 2016|

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Even as growers plant high-density orchards that require significant labor to maintain, many still lack a reliable, skilled and committed

Cosmic Crisp to be grown overseas: Hort Show Preview

By |December 2nd, 2016|

Some Washington producers are caught off guard by international propagation plans for WA 38.

Introducing our Spanish website

By |December 1st, 2016|

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I’m pleased to announce that Good Fruit Grower has launched a Spanish language website, www.goodfruit.com/es. There you’ll find translations of

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