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Empire State Producers Expo: Wednesday wrapup

By |January 18th, 2017|

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A sparsely attended but lively discussion about H-2A guest workers highlighted Wednesday’s proceedings at the Empire State Producers Expo in

Where do you match consumer expectations?

By |January 18th, 2017|

Economists quantify importance of fruit qualities based on differing perspectives of producers, packers and consumers.

Problematic pairings with Geneva 935

By |January 13th, 2017|

Certain scion strains show mysterious tree decline symptoms when combined with Geneva 935 rootstocks.

British Columbia’s government replant program aims at farm renewal

By |January 13th, 2017|

Program's not just about new varieties, it's replanting recharged

Moffitt: All pears, all the time

By |January 13th, 2017|

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The Pear Bureau is celebrating 85 years of promoting the beautiful and delicious pears nurtured by our growers in Washington

Cuban farms: Making virtue from necessity

By |January 11th, 2017|

Shortages of fuel, chemicals and machinery make Cuban farms organic but not efficient.

Insider tips to avoid growing an $8 box of fruit

By |January 10th, 2017|

Success from tree to market

GMO Arctic Apple gets new logo and higher profile

By |January 5th, 2017|

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Okanagan Speciality Fruits continues to raise the profile of its genetically modified Arctic Apples with a new marketing logo and

How does smoke affect wine grapes?

By |December 30th, 2016|

Researcher tests the effects of wildfire smoke on grapes and wine

Finding the right people

By |December 29th, 2016|

Orchards and packing houses aren’t the only places in the fruit industry with a labor shortage. Universities also are struggling to hire researchers and educators needed to keep the industry ahead of pest pressures, prepared for food safety requirements, growing new varieties and in tune with emerging technology.

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