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  • 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.

  • Washington IFTA 2015

IFTA summer tour highlights gear to help fruit beat the heat

July 22nd, 2015|0 Comments

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The 2015 IFTA summer tour provided an intense learning environment for growers and researchers who took part in the the three day event in eastern Washington on July 15-17. Nearly 200 people loaded up on buses traveling over 900 miles to learn about sun protection, Honeycrisp growing techniques and tips

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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

In The Box: Arctic answers

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Dear Good Fruit Grower,

We’d like to address a few points raised by Mike Willett of the Northwest Horticultural Council in his opinion piece about Arctic apples (“Why go Arctic?” Good Fruit Grower, May 15, 2015).

First,

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California cling peach growers plant more trees as prices improve

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Stronger prices for cling peaches seem to have prompted California growers to plant more trees, which should slow the industry’s long-term slide in acreage.

The rising price was triggered by long-term falling production as growers turned

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What is SnapDragon?

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New York apple breeder Dr. Susan Brown answered questions about SnapDragon (NY 1) in the latest RosBREED newsletter:

What is the pedigree of SnapDragon?

SnapDragon is a cross of Honeycrisp and a New York advanced selection whose

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Michigan peach crop is short again

Second hard winter reduces Michigan peach crop, kills some trees

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Cornell hosts fruit tour for Spanish-speaking employees

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Cornell University extension’s Lake Ontario Fruit Team is organizing its first-ever summer tour for Spanish-speaking employees. It will be held in Orleans Country the afternoon of Saturday, August 1.

At each of five tour stops, participants

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More bees lost in summer than winter

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Twenty-three percent of managed honeybee colonies were lost during the past winter, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. That’s slightly down from the last couple of years.

However, summer losses (27 percent) exceeded winter losses

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Schlect appointed to USDA committee

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Chris Schlect, president of the Northwest Horticultural Council, has been reappointed to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee. He is the sole person on the 34-member committee specifically representing the tree fruit

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Drone ready to work in fruit

FAA approved Yamaha’s remote-controlled copter for agricultural use.

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Jim Flore named Cherry Industry Person of the Year

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Michigan State University horticulture professor Jim Flore gladly accepted and quickly donned the official red sports jacket as he was honored as Cherry Industry Person of the Year during the National Cherry Festival in Traverse

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Northwest cherry growers have shipped a record 15.2m boxes

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Through July 6th, Northwest cherry growers have shipped 15.2 million 20-lb. boxes of fruit. That’s 21 percent more than the previous record and 124 percent more than the 15-year industry average.

Here’s the report issued yesterday

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Russian closure slows pear exports

Russia had been importing almost half a million boxes of U.S. pears.

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Stinging nettle is beneficial

Nettles provide habitat for natural enemies of pests.

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