August 1st, 2009|0 Comments
It’s almost time to send the Washington Apple Education Foundation’s 2009 crop of scholarship winners off on their college adventures.
I am excited to report that
To pick or not to pick
Low prices for small apples during the past season reinforced the notion that growers can make more money by leaving
August 1st, 2009|1 Comment
Lois and Mike Thiede’s Ginkgo Forest Winery is near the Petrified Ginkgo Forest State Park. They have planted hundreds of ginkgo trees near the winery
The Washington apple industry expects to harvest a crop of large, high-quality apples this fall, which is what buyers want.
“We’re seeing excellent size and excellent
Haygrove Tunnels is organizing a tour to the United Kingdom to give U.S. growers an opportunity to see tunnels used on British farms. The
Technology that will be tested in Washington State this harvest could help apple growers sort out undesirable fruit in the orchard and avoid the costs
Dear Good Fruit Grower:
Over the years, being in Connecticut and trying to equate the delight fruit testers experience in western orchards with tree-ripe fruit, has
Skylar Rae cherries about a week before harvest. In tests, the soluble solids have been as high as 30° Brix.
If you were designing the perfect
Honeybee specialists and native pollinator experts from around the country will discuss bee health and disease research during the Western Apicultural Society’s annual conference
Growers learn about the UFO system in a cherry trial planted this spring at the orchard of Tim Dahle in The Dalles, Oregon.
Cherry production is
The Natural Resources Conservation Service has funds to help growers meet the cost of implementing conservation practices, including the installation of windbreaks and beneficial
Brandon Lewis (center) of Columbia Basin Nursery listens to Dr. Matt Whiting (left) and Mark Hanrahan (right) discuss the UFO cherry system.
In the original concept of
Winery owners Stacy Lill (left) and Kathy Johanson provide mentoring and scholarships for young women.
The idea was hatched on Halloween night, 2006. Over dinner with
FlavrBurst has less acidity than typical peach varieties.
SummerFest and FlavrBurst are two new peach varieties created by fruit breeder Dr. Ralph Scorza at the Appalachian
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EFFECTIVE AND AFFORDABLE netting for bird control from Neal Carter & Associates, Ltd. Nets are available for cherries, grapes, and other crops in a
For the past several years, each of these articles has focused on a particular fruit grower or marketer with distinctive crate labels. In this issue,
Adversity provides opportunity. This is the mantra for the 2008–2009 Washington apple season. We’re facing a world economic downturn, plummeting foreign currency exchange rates, import
So, this is where it all began—the North American apple industry, that is.
Apples have been grown in Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley since the French explorer
The second World Pear Congress was held in May in Sint-Truiden, the main pear-producing area in Belgium. This unique all-pear meeting brought together over 150
Cabinetmaker Tuck Contreras (right) discusses birdhouses with Dave Case, an orchardist in Chelan, Washington, while Mike Wacker of The Dalles, Oregon, inspects an owl box.
Fireblight-resistant apple rootstocks developed at Cornell University in Geneva, New York, could secure a place in the Swiss apple industry, members of the International Fruit
Manuel Ybarra of Quincy, Washington, and other Pacific Northwest growers learn about how to maximize Regina cherry production at the Omeg Orchard in The Dalles,
Fran Pierce (left) and Mark Hanrahan check Kiona cherries for size. Kiona, a cross of Glacier and Cashmere, is one of the most recent releases
U.S. Department of Agriculture scientists at the Bee Research Laboratory in Beltsville, Maryland, have sequenced the genome of a parasite called Nosema ceranae that can
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The pear industry has unlimited potential and is ripe for a revolution
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Artist Cheryll Root first saw Good Fruit Grower on the coffee table of her mother-in-law’s home in Prosser, Washington. Cheryll, who lives in Troy, Idaho,
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