Project Description

Special Focus: California

Featured stories about California appear in this issue.

  • Pedestrian orchards studied

Pedestrian orchards studied

  • February 1st, 2007

Pedestrian orchards offer potentially significant savings in labor costs for California’s stone fruit growers, but industry officials have never [...]

  • Short trees reduce labor costs

Short trees reduce labor costs

  • February 1st, 2007

Photo, this page: Early variety peach trees at Enns Packing were mechanically topped after harvest (around the second week of June) and [...]

Training trees to be short

  • February 1st, 2007

University of California Cooperative Extension’s Kevin Day, a proponent of growing shorter stone fruit trees, has helped numerous growers lower their tree height without [...]

Impact on Trade

  • February 1st, 2007

 China’s consumption of apples and apple products exceeded 30 pounds per person in 2004 compared to U.S. consumption of 40 to 50 pounds per [...]

California FOCUS

  • February 1st, 2007

California’s tree fruit industry, like other growing regions, has experienced a multitude of challenges in recent years, including smaller crops caused by wet weather [...]

Let there be light

  • February 1st, 2007

Some fruit-growing regions have big advantages over other areas, and one of those advantages is light, according to Dr. Dave Ferree, retired horticulturist at [...]

First Bite

  • February 1st, 2007

California, with its moderate climate and water availability, has long been the fruit bowl of America, producing nearly all types of fruits imaginable. [...]

Last Bite

  • February 1st, 2007

Rumor has it there is also a Stars label although no one remembers seeing one.  Lloyd Garretson was [...]

  • Growing high-density cherries

Growing high-density cherries

  • February 1st, 2007

There are many challenges to growing sweet cherries in the eastern United States, but several horticultural advances, including high-density plantings, dwarfing rootstocks, and new [...]

In my view

  • February 1st, 2007

Recently, the newspaper carried an Associated Press story covering top concerns aired by Washington State potato growers and processors as they peered into [...]

  • To market, to market

To market, to market

  • February 1st, 2007

Red Globe peaches picked ripe from the tree at the Pipitone orchard. The odometer on Jerry Pipitone’s truck has clocked [...]