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Harvest/Buyer’s Guide

Featured stories covering harvest and buyer’s guide appear in this issue.

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  • Peach breeder Dick Okie retiring

Peach breeder Dick Okie retiring

  • August 1st, 2011

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 [...]

Problems with pear ripening

  • August 1st, 2011

The ripening inhibitor SmartFresh (MCP) holds promise for maintaining pear quality over a longer period of time and reducing disorders such as scald, but [...]

  • Small nursery has depth of selection

Small nursery has depth of selection

  • August 1st, 2011

Jeff Sample has more than 70 grape selections of clones and varieties in his Terroir Nouveaux Nurseries in Sunnyside, Washington.
Melissa Hansen

Pinot Noir 106 [...]

  • Buy local gets a boost

Buy local gets a boost

  • August 1st, 2011

Many growers have children in school and have been frustrated that their taxes have been paying for apples from competitors for school lunch programs.

The [...]

Put us to work for you

  • August 1st, 2011

I am fortunate to travel the country meeting with apple growers, packers, and other USApple members, and hear firsthand the issues and challenges they [...]

MCP substitute studied

  • August 1st, 2011

Scientists at Washington State University have filed a patent application for a product that could be applied ­preharvest to pears to extend their storability [...]

What do consumers think of MCP?

  • August 1st, 2011

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 [...]

  • In the box

In the box

  • August 1st, 2011

Dawson Moore loves apples.

Apple fan
Dawson Moore, pictured on his first birthday last fall, just couldn’t wait until the day when he had enough [...]

  • Good Stuff

Good Stuff

  • August 1st, 2011

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, [...]

  • Portable residue detector invented

Portable residue detector invented

  • August 1st, 2011

Purdue University graduate student Santosh Soparawalla, left, and postdoctoral researcher Fatkhulla Tadjimukhamedov demonstrate a miniature mass spectrometer used to detect chemicals on [...]

  • Twin leaders fill canopy quickly

Twin leaders fill canopy quickly

  • August 1st, 2011

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 [...]

Building a better fly trap

  • August 1st, 2011

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 [...]

  • Last Bite

Last Bite

  • August 1st, 2011

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 [...]

  • Quality wine by the glass

Quality wine by the glass

  • August 1st, 2011

James Martin spent two years converting the ground flour of the old flour mill into a tasting room and production facility for Copa Di [...]

  • Multipurpose orchard cover

Multipurpose orchard cover

  • August 1st, 2011

Oregon State University Extension educator Lynn Long (right) asks partners Steve Agidius (left) and John Morton about the benefits of the Voen rain cover, [...]