August 1st, 2010|0 Comments
John Baker, center, talks with supermarket staff in Dubai, a major market for Washington apples.
The Washington Apple Commission is running a training program for supermarkets
Hyatt Vineyards, in the Yakima Valley subappellation of Rattlesnake Hills, was founded as a small estate vineyard surrounding the winery in 1983 by Leland and
Is the young girl Frank Shields’s sister?
Walla Walla County in the southeastern corner of what is now Washington State is credited with having the first
The Swanson family’s Mountain View Apple Orchards is located in the Bitterroot Valley, where pioneers from the eastern United States established the first orchards
August 1st, 2010|2 Comments
The Michigan study compared three systems—from left, central leader, vertical axe, and tall spindle.
It costs a lot of money to put in a new apple
Owners change at Burrows Tractor
John Riel, who joined Burrows Tractor Company in Yakima, Washington, 32 years ago as a general helper, has bought the company.
Bibaum (divided trunk) pears are grown at the Ferrara fruit research station in Italy
Fruit growers who adopt a spindle style of tree—tall, narrow cylinder shapes—believe
Washington State University (WSU) Extension invites applications for an Area Extension Educator (E2 or E3) in Tree Fruit Horticulture. This is a twelve-month, tenure-track
Michigan State University horticulturist Dr. Greg Lang visited Stefano Musacchi in Italy in 2008, and subsequently invited him to speak at the International Fruit Tree
New AgWeatherNet director
Dr. Gerrit Hoogenboom, a professor of agrometeorology and crop modeling, has been appointed director of Washington State University’s agricultural weather network, AgWeatherNet. He
A key question for Minnesota growers is whether SweeTango is a club, niche apple of minor consequence or a “Honeycrisp killer” destined for the mainstream.
Even after years of scientific research, getting the correct level of nitrogen into apple trees remains in many ways an art.
Lailiang Cheng, a researcher at
Foliar applications of nitrogen have a number of advantages, says Dr. Lailiang Cheng, a Cornell University scientist.
Combined with tissue analysis, foliar application lets growers respond
Getting the right nutrient levels in the orchard starts with answering the basic questions: How much of each element does a tree need, and when
A new CA control system supplied by Storage Control Systems, Sparta, Michigan, was installed at Michigan State University in 2008. Employee Dan Boozer is pictured.
The Othello Housing Authority’s new Lugar Seguro (Safe Place) housing development has 19 units designed to accommodate 96 farmworkers and family members. Each unit has
The optimized orchard system generates high production and high-value target fruit. The trees have little structural wood and are supported by an eight-wire trellis.
The Darwin string thinner is attached to the front of the tractor. The Bonner is in the background.
Mechanical thinning equipment has been tested for several
The Center for Produce Safety held its first produce research symposium in June to review projects it has sponsored.
Chris Schlect, president of the Northwest Horticultural
Denise Neilsen explains how an atmometer is used in a cherry irrigation experiment at the Summerland research center in British Columbia.
The timing of irrigation can
Wine importer and distributor Scott Hitchcock, left, sampled Butch Milbrandt’s wines (Milbrandt Vineyards) during the Washington Wine Commission’s Wine Experience. Hitchcock came to learn about
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We hear all the time how readers love Good Fruit Grower covers, which showcase the gorgeous scenery of our industry. A few readers don’t grow
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What growers need to know to prepare for implementing robotic harvest technology
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