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Special Issue: Buyer’s Guide

Featured stories about buyer’s guide appear in this issue.

  • Pick only quality fruit

Pick only quality fruit

  • August 1st, 2006

This is not a bag of apples, West Mathison tells growers. These green, low-grade Braeburns are a set of brakes. [...]

  • Challenges in Chihuahua

Challenges in Chihuahua

  • August 1st, 2006

White hail netting protects trees at the Federico Hagelsieb orchard in Guerrero. Fruit on trees under white net mature earlier and are [...]

State marketing order approved

  • August 1st, 2006

California’s peach and nectarine growers have resoundingly approved passage of a new state marketing order that they hope will be more flexible and responsive [...]

  • Last Bite

Last Bite

  • August 1st, 2006

Richard Wachsmith, his father, and his brother arrived in the Yakima Valley in 1904. He purchased 30 acres at [...]

Good Point

  • August 1st, 2006

Growers of apples and other tree fruits, and those who market and promote the harvest of our industry’s orchards, need to give [...]

What to do with runted trees?

  • August 1st, 2006

What do you do with a block of young Gala trees that have stopped growing before their canopies have filled their spaces? International Fruit [...]

  • Packing APPLES

Packing APPLES

  • August 1st, 2006

Bins of Golden Delicious are dumped at La Norteñita packing plant. A sign in Cuauhtémoc, Mexico, welcomes visitors to “the [...]

First Bite

  • August 1st, 2006

Good Fruit Grower is 60 years old this year—and we want to celebrate with you, our readers, advertisers, and owners—the people who [...]

  • Going all out

Going all out

The late Bert Stevens, Mr. August, in a one-man, cherry pit spitting contest. When a local restaurant owner [...]

  • Chihuahua growers try cherries

Chihuahua growers try cherries

  • August 1st, 2006

Eric Robinson (right) explains to Carlos Chavez (left) and Pepe Armendariz how he’s training his cherry trees to the Spanish Bush system. [...]

Wireless technology shows promise

  • August 1st, 2006

Wireless networks have yet to become commonplace for growers but research into the technology has given two Canadian growers a glimpse of the technology’s [...]

  • Emigrant returns to grow apples

Emigrant returns to grow apples

  • August 1st, 2006

Washington State IPM consultant Naná Simone (right) chats with Chihuahua orchardist Hector Ordoñez. After spending most of his life in [...]

Languedoc wineries go upscale

  • August 1st, 2006

The Languedoc-Roussillon region stretches across southern France from the Spanish border to the Rhône. The largest wine-producing area in the world, the Languedoc-Roussillon region [...]

Strategic plan for Washington wines

  • August 1st, 2006

The Washington Wine Commission’s board has approved a long-term strategic plan that will require significant increases in assessments from grape growers and wine producers [...]

  • Olsen brothers branch out

Olsen brothers branch out

  • August 1st, 2006

Leif (left), Larry, and Dick Olsen grow premium wine grapes to the west of Red Mountain, shown in background. Olsen [...]

  • Vermicomposting

Vermicomposting

  • August 1st, 2006

Workers load vermicompost onto a truckbed at La Norteñita orchards. La Norteñita has developed a composting operation to produce [...]

How to grow only target fruit

  • August 1st, 2006

For optimum profits, growers need to maximize their production of target fruit, Noel Adkins, manager of orchard operations with Dovex Fruit Company in Wenatchee, [...]

  • Apple growers shift to peaches

Apple growers shift to peaches

  • August 1st, 2006

Casas Grandes grower Dana Johnson explains his cousin Lester’s peach growing systems. As the climate has gotten hotter, fruit growers [...]