September 2013 Issue

Reluctant Regina

By |September 1st, 2013|

Cherry growers in Oregon like the Regina cherry. They like that it has some resistance to rain cracking and that the fruit ships well to Asia or Europe. They just wish the trees would be more productive.

Pest management requires precise tools

By |September 1st, 2013|

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Over the years, fruit growers have traded in their shotgun-like pest control tools for more precise rifle-like tools and bullets

Peach growers challenges

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Growing peaches is getting easier in some ways, harder in others, a rather normal description of many orchardists’ efforts. Take

New York apples names

By |September 1st, 2013|

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Those two new apple varieties formerly called New York 1 and New York 2 and now named SnapDragon and RubyFrost

Winery showcases estate fruit

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Hugh Shiels had one reason for expanding from wine grape grower to winery owner.

“I wanted to show what our vineyard

Universities collaborate

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Three eastern universities have agreed to work together to coordinate their hiring of faculty members serving fruit growers.

Informally called the

Plan will guide pear research

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Pear industry representatives in Oregon and Washington are collaborating to create a Pest Management Strategic Plan for pears. The goal

Pear Marketing: Connect with the customer

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Pears are a relatively small item in the fresh produce department, but they are still important to retailers. Pears make

Precise disease management is complicated

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Like insects, diseases develop in predictable ways based on ­growing-degree accumulations, but diseases are driven more by moisture than are

Growers need to adjust sprayers for deposition and drift

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Precise application of pesticides in orchards provides growers with better crop protection, less environmental pollution, and better use of resources.

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