September 2013 Issue

Manageable apple crop forecast

By |September 1st, 2013|

Washington State apple producers expect to harvest 120 million packed boxes of apples this fall, according to the industry’s August forecast, the first official tally of the season.

Sixth generation in the Delta

By |September 1st, 2013|

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— by Kate Moser
If there was one thing that Matthew and Virginia Hemly knew in high school during the 1990s,

Universities collaborate

By |September 1st, 2013|

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Kari Peter, the new plant pathologist at Penn State, will serve fruit growers in three states.
by Richard Lehnert

Three eastern universities

Pears: A grower’s advocate

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Pat Burnett, who has been a fruit grower, packer, and marketer in his career—and for many years simultaneously—has always been

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

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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

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