August 1st, 2006|0 Comments
Richard Wachsmith, his father, and his brother arrived in the Yakima Valley in 1904. He purchased 30 acres at Parker
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
Bins of Golden Delicious are dumped at La Norteñita packing plant. A sign in Cuauhtémoc, Mexico, welcomes visitors to “the most
Leif (left), Larry, and Dick Olsen grow premium wine grapes to the west of Red Mountain, shown in background. Olsen Brothers
Eric Robinson (right) explains to Carlos Chavez (left) and Pepe Armendariz how he’s training his cherry trees to the Spanish Bush system.
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,
Washington State IPM consultant Naná Simone (right) chats with Chihuahua orchardist Hector Ordoñez. After spending most of his life in the
The economic situation that Washington State apple growers are struggling with today took root in the 1970s when several factors
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
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
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
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
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 do you do with a block of young Gala trees that have stopped growing before their canopies have filled their spaces? International Fruit Tree
Workers load vermicompost onto a truckbed at La Norteñita orchards. La Norteñita has developed a composting operation to produce vermicompost
August 1st, 2006|1 Comment
The late Bert Stevens, Mr. August, in a one-man, cherry pit spitting contest. When a local restaurant owner asked
Casas Grandes grower Dana Johnson explains his cousin Lester’s peach growing systems. As the climate has gotten hotter, fruit growers in
Orchards contrast with desert in the Casas Grandes area of Chihuahua. Mexico’s apple and peach industry appears to be rebounding after
White hail netting protects trees at the Federico Hagelsieb orchard in Guerrero. Fruit on trees under white net mature earlier and are larger
Growers of apples and other tree fruits, and those who market and promote the harvest of our industry’s orchards, need to give thought
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 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.
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
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
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Growers and packers are adapting to the new requirements.
September 28th, 2015|0 Comments
Last Tuesday morning I was present as member of the welcoming committee for the official arrival ceremony for Present Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic
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