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U.K. fruit growers revolt

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

Naramata struggles with change

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

Working with a bottler

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

Apple Matters

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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 important

Bottling on wheels

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

In The Box

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

Last Bite

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

Quick Bites

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

Over the top

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

Moth is a rare, but big, problem

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Organic grower John Hickerson of New Jersey has a big pest problem. It’s called the leopard moth.

has a 137-acre farm at Newton in Sussex County

Pesticide transition piques interest

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Orchardists and horticulturists have been eager to learn about new pest management tools and strategies. Representatives of more than 43,000 acres

New direction for replant research

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

UFO cherries

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

Water rights hard to secure

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Andy den Hoed Andy den Hoed, a grape grower who transferred water from an orchard in the northern part of Washington

Conservation donation

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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, Washington,

Healthy environment, healthy economy

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A healthy economy goes hand in hand with a healthy environment. That’s the philosophy of conservationists Eliot and Tina Scull.

Packers seek cure for audit fatigue

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Some Pacific Northwest tree fruit packers are complying with as many as 11 food safety programs, a recent survey by the Northwest Horticultural Council shows,

COOL coming this fall

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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 the

Water rights flow downstream

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