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Auvil Fruit Company at Vantage, Washington, has developed an optimized orchard system that has a high-volume canopy with the potential to absorb a
This white-fleshed nectarine tree is being trained to a quad, four-leader system, and will be kept short, about eight feet tall. Behind the
Kim Blagborne said the right particle size can not only reduce drift but ensure better spray coverage. With growers facing
Mother stock trees are grown in plastic barrels at Zaiger Genetics so that they can be easily moved into the greenhouse during pollination
Orchard TractorsJohn Deere has introduced a line of tractors specially designed for the confined spaces and field conditions of orchards and vineyards. The three tractors
The International Fruit Tree Association held its annual meeting in Visalia, California, in February, with field tours of tree fruit orchards, nurseries, and University of
The World Ag Expo, held three days each February in Tulare, California, is touted by its organizers as the largest farm show in the world.
Cuyama Valley, an isolated narrow valley about 20 miles long, is halfway between Santa Maria and Bakersfield, which are each about 70 miles
Dear Good Fruit Grower: Growers need temporary workers, but they do not need to find those workers in foreign countries—they are already here. That
The ability to control the volume of production may be a key to managed-variety programs, but it is far less important than the ability to
The story behind the Yakima Valley’s connection to World War II General and U.S. President Dwight David Eisenhower begins with
Competition among growers to participate in new, managed varieties will be fierce, and they will have to work hard to be involved, says Garry Langford,
How well protected are our growers and shippers if a full-fledged, media-driven, food-safety crisis were to hit our domestic marketplace of over 300 million people?
Just shifting the crop towards larger sizes can have a major impact on returns. Target fruit is a moving target. It
I suppose I can’t hide forever. I’ve worked in the Washington tree fruit industry for nearly ten years, managed the Washington Tree Fruit Research
A new and convenient pear conditioning system results in ripe pears with more flavor and aroma than conventional conditioning methods,
California, with its hub of Hollywood stars and the glitz that goes with them, is a trendsetter for the nation when it comes to fashion,
Allan Brothers, Inc., in Yakima, Washington, are among the adventuresome few who go out of their way to find and try new ideas.
It’s pretty safe to say that Chilean sweet cherries, which begin shipping around the time many of us start thinking
Modì is marketed in Europe as an environmentally friendly variety. Trees are being propagated for planting in North America. Modì is
Washington State University researchers are studying a competitive cherry orchard system that trains upright fruiting offshoots, called UFOs, along horizontal leaders. Trees are
The most expensive piece of real estate in the world is the retail space at grocery stores. Competition for that space is huge, says the
The National Licensing Association has not been actively enforcing patents in the United States while awaiting the outcome of its last remaining lawsuit. MONY
Extenday was tested season long in a Washington State peach orchard. The cloth is attached to trees with bungee cords to provide flexibility
The irrigation ditches her father dug have given way to automatic drip systems but Lorraine Bennest knows that even the most sophisticated system is useless
The British Columbia tree fruit industry reacted favorably to the Canadian province’s recently unveiled agriculture plan, which focuses on promoting B.C. food products, reducing
There’s a long to-do list for anyone considering starting a winery. For many, siting, sourcing, and financing head up the list. Also close
Can water applied to cherry trees for frost control lead to problems with powdery mildew? After being asked the question by tree fruit growers,
A 10,000-case winery may provide the best rate of return and the shortest payback period, according to an analysis by two Washington State agricultural economists.
Volunteers from the Western Washington Fruit Research Foundation help with data collection in the peach variety trial at WSU’s Research and Extension Center
Each summer, in an effort to educate produce managers about stone fruit and Family Tree Farms’s commitment to producing the most flavorful fruit, Family Tree
The closure of Snokist Growers’s fresh-fruit packing business marks the end of an era for one of the oldest fruit packers in the Yakima, Washington,
February 10th, 2016|0 Comments
When it’s harvest time, as many of you well know, there just doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day to get all the
February 5th, 2016|0 Comments
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