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Images show Lake Shasta’s drop; highlights California drought

June 26th, 2015|0 Comments

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NASA’s Earth Observatory website released two images this week comparing Lake Shasta’s decline over a nine year period illustrating how drought conditions are impacting the western United States.

By using the slider below, you can see the change in water level photographed by the Terra earth facing observation satellite in September

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Apple varieties from A to Z

June 8th, 2015|0 Comments

Sink your teeth into this alphabet of apples

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Industry celebrates WSU’s wine science center

June 1st, 2015|0 Comments

World-class research and teaching facility elevates Washington in the wine world.

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Oregon Cherry Growers co-op positioned for growth

May 30th, 2015|0 Comments

Cooperative is focused on expanding value-added products.

Clubs exclude many growers

Varieties are managed to create a controlled scarcity of product.

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New apple varieties excite consumers

But there's not room in the grocery store for all the contenders.

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Apple varieties from A to Z

Sink your teeth into this alphabet of apples

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Broetje Orchards to pay $2.25 million fine for hiring illegal immigrants

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Broetje Orchards of Washington State, one of the country’s largest apple growers, has agreed to pay a $2.25 million fine for hiring illegal immigrants. The fine is one of the largest ever levied against an

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Optimize water use with Irrigation Scheduler

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Irrigation management is especially critical during drought years, when reduced mountain snowpack results in less irrigation water to orchards and vineyards in some areas of eastern Washington.

The Roza Irrigation District, which delivers water to

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Evan Kruse, Young Grower from Roseburg, Oregon

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grower / Roseburg, Oregon
age / 34
crops /  Diversified farm with fruits and hay
business / Kruse Farms
other experience / Fourth generation grower who also manages a large farm market

How did the family farm start?
Our family ended

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Will Honeycrisp become a victim of its popularity?

Will Honeycrisp become a victim of its popularity?

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New guide focuses on non-crop host plants used by spotted wing drosophila

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Spotted wing drosophila do not depend on fruit and berry growers’ crops for their food, shelter, and reproduction. They can live in non-crop host plants nearby from which they can move into orchards as commercial

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Cornell publishes series on apple IPM for beginners

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Cornell University has published a new integrated pest management series of 15 fact sheets under the title “Apple IPM for Beginners.”

The series was edited by Deb Breth, with the Cornell Cooperative Extension Lake Ontario Fruit

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Who’s going to sell all these apples?

And who's going to buy them?

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Corr: Consumers decide

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The June 2015 issue of Good Fruit Grower examines how new varieties are changing the economics of the apple industry.

When the domestic market tilts toward some varieties and away from others, the game changes. Growers

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How many apple varieties are too many?

The proliferation of new varieties is producer driven, not a result of pent-up consumer demand.

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