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Buyer’s Guide

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

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Bigger and better cherries

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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

Bee parasite sequenced

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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

Good Point – Jennifer Witherbee

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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

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Growers can improve returns by leaving fruit in the orchard.

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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

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Hot spot for Pinot Noir

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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

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Good crop on the tree

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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

Good Stuff

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Tunnel tour
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

Autosorting at the orchard

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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

In the Box

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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

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Sweet Skylar Rae

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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

Good to Go

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Honeybee health
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

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Cherry revolution

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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

Quick Bites

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EQIP deadline
The Natural Resources Conservation Service has funds to help growers meet the cost of implementing conservation practices, including the installation of windbreaks and beneficial

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To head or not to head

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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

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Wine with a cause

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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

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New peach varieties

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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

Buyer’s Guide Listings – 2009-2010

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INDUSTRY SUPPLIERS BY CATEGORY

•CA/Cold Storage
•Fertilizers/Nutrition
•Harvest Equipment
•Irrigation/Frost Control
•Nursery Stock
•Pest Management
•Postharvest Equipment
•Production Equipment
•Supplies/Services
•Tree Training

INDUSTRY SUPPLIERS ALPHABETICALLY
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Classified

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BIRD CONTROL
EFFECTIVE AND AFFORDABLE netting for bird control from Neal Carter & Associates, Ltd. Nets are available for cherries, grapes, and other crops in a

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Last Bite – The story behind letterheads

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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,

Apple Lines – Todd Fryhover

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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

Good Point – Larry Lutz

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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

In My View – Chris Zanobini

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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

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Recruit owls to control gophers

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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.

Orchardists

Swiss interested in Geneva stocks

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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

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Regina, the shy bearer

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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,