September 2013 Issue

New spray concept proves feasible

By |September 1st, 2013|

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If we had to irrigate orchards by pulling tanks of water down the alleys, would we do it?

We do that

Watch: Over-the-row cherry harvesting

By |September 1st, 2013|

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For the record—since this could be an event of historic significance—the harvest took place about two o’clock on the afternoon

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

By |September 1st, 2013|

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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

By |September 1st, 2013|

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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

By |September 1st, 2013|

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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

By |September 1st, 2013|

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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

By |September 1st, 2013|

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

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