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Harvest; Buyers Guide

Featured stories covering harvest and buyers guide appear in this issue.

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Cleveringa joins Research Commission

August 27th, 2014|0 Comments

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Jeff Cleveringa, head of research and development for Oneonta Starr Ranch Growers in Wenatchee, Washington, has been appointed to the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission’s

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Native plants attract beneficial insects

August 20th, 2014|1 Comment

David James hopes to expand his research to more vineyards.

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An easy way to test maturity

August 19th, 2014|0 Comments

The DA-meter measures chlorophyll in the outer layer of the apple.

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The increasing problem of yellow jackets and hornets

August 18th, 2014|3 Comments

If yellow jackets and hornets seem more of a problem these days, it’s not your imagination.

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GMO debate rages

August 18th, 2014|10 Comments

Deregulation process misses a key point, critics say, claiming GMOs are not substantially equivalent.

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What makes peach trees tick?

August 15th, 2014|0 Comments

Ted DeJong has spent a career finding answers to that question.

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Symms celebrates a century of business

August 14th, 2014|0 Comments

Symms Fruit Ranch is one of the few remaining tree fruit shippers in Idaho.

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Predicting fruit quality

August 13th, 2014|0 Comments

Dry matter analysis can help predict quality of stored fruit.

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Fruit growers were tested this winter

August 11th, 2014|0 Comments

Winter of 2014 tested fruit with cold and snow levels last seen 20 years ago.

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Vegetation IMPACT Program

August 6th, 2014|0 Comments

Regional climate center tries to elevate the value of weather forecasts.

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Minerals matter

August 6th, 2014|0 Comments

Fruitlet analysis six weeks before harvest accurately predicts quality.

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Vinifera grapes hit hard

August 5th, 2014|1 Comment

Hybrid varieties fared much better.

Four reasons to apply a stop-drop material

August 5th, 2014|0 Comments

Many apple growers with sensitive varieties lose 5 to 25 percent of their apple crop due to preharvest fruit drop.

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More apples coming

August 5th, 2014|0 Comments

Apple supply worldwide could hit 100 million tons by 2025, up from 65 million now.

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How to retain the crop

August 5th, 2014|0 Comments

Growers can’t afford to let expensive apples fall off the trees.

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The CandyCot story

August 4th, 2014|0 Comments

“John was amazed at the diversity and intense flavor of apricot varieties he saw.”

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Apricots: as sweet as candy

August 4th, 2014|0 Comments

Demand is outpacing supply.

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David Alvarez, Young Grower from Prosser, Washington

July 29th, 2014|0 Comments

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age / 28
crops / Organic cherries and apples
title / Farm manager
business / Adolfo Alvarez Farm David works with his father, Adolfo, and his uncles.
education /

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Upcoming Events

July 28th, 2014|0 Comments

A list of upcoming events

Tilth celebrates 40 years with re-imagine agriculture conference

July 28th, 2014|0 Comments

Tilth Producers of Washington’s annual conference is scheduled for November 7-9

Pruning tips

July 28th, 2014|0 Comments

The latest products and services for tree fruit and grape growers.

Sap test shows tree health

July 28th, 2014|0 Comments

The latest products and services for tree fruit and grape growers.

Oxbo sells vineyard product line

July 28th, 2014|0 Comments

The latest products and services for tree fruit and grape growers.

Fresh Cab repels rodents

July 28th, 2014|0 Comments

for indoor use to control mice and rats without poisons

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Piqa Boo licensed in Australia

July 28th, 2014|0 Comments

Prevar Limited assigned a licenses to produce and sell the new Piqa Boo pear in Australia.

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UC hires apiculturist

July 28th, 2014|0 Comments

Industry People in the news

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Carter retires from Hort Council

July 28th, 2014|0 Comments

Industry people in the news

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Don’t let drones fly by

July 28th, 2014|0 Comments

With rising potential for tree fruit production, the industry needs to get involved.

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Jon DeVaney will head new tree fruit association

July 22nd, 2014|0 Comments

Maintaining services for growers will be a priority after merger of four tree fruit organizations.