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Special Issue: Buyer’s Guide

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

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Last Bite

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

Strategic plan for Washington wines

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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 over

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Packing APPLES

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

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Olsen brothers branch out

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

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Chihuahua growers try cherries

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

How to grow only target fruit

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

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Emigrant returns to grow apples

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

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How the economic situation developed

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The economic situation that Washington State apple growers are struggling with today took root in the 1970s when several factors

Big trees are no obstacle to hail nets

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Salvador Corral, president of La Norteñita, a major growing and packing operation in Cuauhtémoc, planted his first apple trees in 1968, and now has 5,000

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Pick only quality fruit

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Growers looking for a way to put profitability back into the apple industry hold the key themselves, industry representatives say.

With another record apple crop on

Mexican growers object to cheap imports

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As long as U.S. growers export apples to Mexico at below production costs, Mexican apple growers will continue to put pressure on their government to

State marketing order approved

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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 to

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Mexican grower hopes to export cherries

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Rommel Corral’s Gala planting was hit by hail five times in the second leaf, before he installed the hail net. Some trees were

What to do with runted trees?

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

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Vermicomposting

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

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Going all out

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

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Apple growers shift to peaches

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

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Tree fruit industry rebounding

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Orchards contrast with desert in the Casas Grandes area of Chihuahua. Mexico’s apple and peach industry appears to be rebounding after

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Challenges in Chihuahua

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

Good Point

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

First Bite

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

Wireless technology shows promise

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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 potential.

Languedoc wineries go upscale

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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 has

Wine Quality Alliance to get new life

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The Washington Wine Quality Alliance is set to get a makeover. Don Corson, owner of Camaraderie Cellars and a board member of the Washington Wine