Featured stories covering harvest and buyer’s guide appear in this issue.
Starting about three weeks before anticipated harvest, fruit of each selection is tested weekly for starch conversion.
Washington Tree Fruit Research commission
The Washington State [...]
The Pear Bureau Northwest is planning a study to find out how well consumers like pears that have been treated with MCP (1-methylcyclopropene), which [...]
Jeff Sample has a small greenhouse that he uses to grow cuttings and increase the number of vines that he can plant from Foundation [...]
Dawson Moore loves apples.
Dawson Moore, pictured on his first birthday last fall, just couldn’t wait until the day when he had enough [...]
Jack Everhart, left, New Holland, Inc., congratulates John Riel, right, of Burrows Tractor.
Recognition for Burrows
The New Holland dealership Burrows Tractor, Inc., in Yakima, [...]
Purdue University graduate student Santosh Soparawalla, left, and postdoctoral researcher Fatkhulla Tadjimukhamedov demonstrate a miniature mass spectrometer used to detect chemicals on [...]
Ray Fuller (right) and Andrew Del Rosario discuss a twin-leader block that Fuller planted in 2008. The trees were whips, which he headed back [...]
The spotted wing drosophila is easy to catch using cheap and readily available baits.
Apple cider vinegar is being recommended for homemade traps in the [...]
Elberta is not highly colored, but it has good flavor, bears dependably, and is widely adapted—traits the helped it dominate the peach industry for [...]
James Martin spent two years converting the ground flour of the old flour mill into a tasting room and production facility for Copa Di [...]
Oregon State University Extension educator Lynn Long (right) asks partners Steve Agidius (left) and John Morton about the benefits of the Voen rain cover, [...]
The European Union is refusing to accept apples treated with a wax containing morpholine or other amines, which means U.S. packers exporting to Europe [...]
After 30 years breeding peaches for the South—15 in the Prince series alone—W.R. (Dick) Okie retired this year. He is still working until a [...]
The ripening inhibitor SmartFresh (MCP) holds promise for maintaining pear quality over a longer period of time and reducing disorders such as scald, but [...]
Jeff Sample has more than 70 grape selections of clones and varieties in his Terroir Nouveaux Nurseries in Sunnyside, Washington.
Pinot Noir 106 [...]
A referendum will be held soon to find out if growers are willing to pay a special assessment to enhance tree fruit research at [...]
The top tree fruit industry in the nation requires and deserves one of the nation’s elite research and education programs. When I arrived at [...]
It takes true grit to try to assess the size and quality of the United States apple crop on the first day of summer, [...]
Tall spindle plantings produce high early yields and are simple to train and prune.
There are numerous ways to grow apple trees, and many of [...]
Many growers have children in school and have been frustrated that their taxes have been paying for apples from competitors for school lunch programs.
I am fortunate to travel the country meeting with apple growers, packers, and other USApple members, and hear firsthand the issues and challenges they [...]
Scientists at Washington State University have filed a patent application for a product that could be applied preharvest to pears to extend their storability [...]