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Buyer’s Guide

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

Naramata struggles with change

  • August 1st, 2008

Blue grow tubes protect young grapevines in Naramata. Robert Van Western is a third-generation fruit grower in British Columbia, Canada, [...]

Apple Matters

  • August 1st, 2008

Any way you slice it, apples are good for your health. Researchers around the world continue to uncover the apple’s nutritive power and increasingly [...]

In The Box

  • August 1st, 2008

Inaugural article in "Good Health" series earns praise. ¡Bien Hecho! DearGood Fruit Grower: I work for the Rural Community Development Resources Center for [...]

New direction for replant research

  • August 1st, 2008

Mark Mazzola checks a DNA sequence from streptomyces, a soil bacterium that induces plant defense responses. The growth of streptomyces is stimulated [...]

UFO cherries

  • August 1st, 2008

A first-leaf UFO planting. Ideally, nursery trees would be unheaded at planting so that they quickly fill the space along the wire. [...]

U.K. fruit growers revolt

  • August 1st, 2008

Apple and pear growers in the United Kingdom are saying enough is enough. Frustrated by the proliferation of farm certifications and regulations, the [...]

Conservation donation

  • August 1st, 2008

Orchard owners Eliot and Tina Scull are feeling the squeeze of urban development around their nine-acre apple orchard at Fourth Street in East Wenatchee, [...]

Working with a bottler

  • August 1st, 2008

Bill Hamlin of Custom Mobile Bottling oversees a recent bottling at the Winemaker’s Loft in Prosser. Here are a few [...]

Bottling on wheels

  • August 1st, 2008

Wine can move through a mobile bottling line at a rate of 65 bottles per minute. When it’s time for [...]

Last Bite

  • August 1st, 2008

Ralph Sundquist was able to grow his business during the Great Depression by investing wisely and by using innovative marketing. The [...]

COOL coming this fall

  • August 1st, 2008

New country-of-origin labeling requirements that come into effect this fall should have little impact on the tree fruit industry, says Chris Schlect, president of [...]

Quick Bites

  • August 1st, 2008

Cherry Exports The U.S. Transportation Security Administration met with shippers last month in Yakima, Washington, to explain how a congressionally mandated bill will [...]

Water rights flow downstream

  • August 1st, 2008

Commissioner Mary Lou Peterson says without water rights, land is useless for agriculture. In an agricultural county that’s already experiencing [...]

Over the top

  • August 1st, 2008

Brandon Mulvaney (in the blue shirt) operates the over-the-row platform wirelessly. It began two years ago with a rough sketch [...]