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  • Woot Froot

Success with fresh sliced pears and peaches

September 3rd, 2015|0 Comments

A Fresno-based, California company is one of the first to bring fresh-cut pears and stone fruit to the retail market.

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Andy Smith, a Young Grower from Poplar Grove, Illinois

September 2nd, 2015|0 Comments

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grower / Poplar Grove, Illinois
age / 29
crops / Apples, diversified farm
business / Manager of Edwards Apple Orchard
family background / Third-generation farmer of a 52-acre farm with market and u-pick operation. The market operates for three months starting at the end of August. Nephew of Edwards Orchard owner Ken Hall.

Why did

  • Jim Baird and the Cloudview Ecofarms

Ecofarm raises food awareness

August 7th, 2015|0 Comments

People want to know where their food comes from and how it’s grown, says Washington grower Jim Baird.

  • Young Grower Manuel Martinez Jr.

Manuel Martinez Jr., a Young Grower from Royal City, Washington

August 3rd, 2015|0 Comments

Four months out of Wenatchee Valley College, Manuel talks with Good Fruit Grower about why he pursued a career in farming and orchard management.

Mike Wade is new chair of U.S. Apple Association

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The U.S. Apple Association added several new members to its directorship in August.

The chairmanship moved from Mark Nicholson, from Red Jacket Orchards in Geneva, New York, to Mike Wade from Columbia Fruit Packers in Wenatchee,

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Des Layne takes new WSU position in Pullman

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Dr. Desmond Layne, hired by Washington State University three years ago as its tree fruit extension leader, has moved from Wenatchee to the Pullman campus to take a new administrative position affective September 1.

Layne has

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McFerson named director of WSU Tree Fruit Research Center

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Dr. Jim McFerson assumed the new role of director of Washington State University’s Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center in August, while still working as manager of the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission—a move that

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Heintz retires from Grape Society

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Deb Heintz is retiring after working for 20 years as executive secretary of the Washington State Grape Society. She will continue to work as executive director of the Prosser Economic Development Association.

The society has hired

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A pear a day…

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Pears could have multiple health benefits, according to preliminary research at the North Dakota State University in Fargo.

Researchers there studied whether the peel, pulp, and juice of pears could help prevent and manage type-2 diabetes,

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Help with hedging

When can mechanical pruning be done and will it increase fruit sunburn?

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C&O Nursery restructures management

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The board of C&O Nursery in Wenatchee, Washington, has restructured management of the company.

Todd Snyder, formerly company secretary, succeeded Jack Snyder as president and chief executive officer. Jack remains chair of the board. Shad Snyder

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Growers transition to fresh market apples

Growers are moving from processing to fresh apple varieties, but it takes time.

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U.S. apple growers expect smaller crop

USApple estimate at 234 million; down about 41 million from 2014

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First day observations from the U.S. Apple outlook conference

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Richard Lehnert, Good Fruit Grower associate editor, is attending the U.S. Apple Association crop outlook conference in Chicago and wrote a notebook from the first day.

It appears most of those attending agree with the USDA

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Chelan Fruit fires — Burned but not broken

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Several fires in North Central Washington are still very active, forcing evacuations, taking power out, damaging structures, and claiming lives.

It’s still too early to put a finger on how the effects of the fires will reverberate in the

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Processed apples have a future

While fresh is all the rage, processing varieties won’t disappear overnight—and maybe never.

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