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Squeezing into the competitive juice market has meant playing a background role for a low-profile British Columbia orchardist with a growing processing business. Markus Keller
The Washington wine industry is in the process of learning about row orientation and matching aspect with variety. Sunburned fruit
If your orchard produces low yields or fruit that ranks in the bottom half of the warehouse pool closings, then
When trying to protect orchards from frost damage, growers should think in terms of frost management, Dr. Robert Evans, an agricultural engineer with the U.S.
Apple growers Marc and Madeleine van Roechoudt are working on a succession plan for Madeleine to eventually take over running the orchard.
Washington’s grape industry has spent the last two years developing a comprehensive research plan. The proposal, created by an industry
Both the Olsen Brothers and the Andrews family are among Washington State’s wine industry pioneers, planting their first wine grape vineyards in 1980. In addition
Two hundred years ago, Abraham Lincoln was born in Kentucky. As he grew to young adulthood, his impoverished family often picked up and moved—farming all
Both Guinan labels are rare. I can no longer recall exactly how many fruit box label articles Good Fruit Grower has
Producers of Washington wines, at all price points, are feeling the impact of consumer demand for green or sustainable products. While few consumers have
This propane heater was designed to be towed up and down orchard rows. Overtree sprinklers provide the most protection from frost
Organic apple acreage has been expanding in many parts of the world, including South America and Europe, reports David Granatstein, sustainable agriculture specialist with
More funding for research will be needed in order for organic tree fruit growers to survive in the future, grower Dain Craver of Royal City,
Growers need to prepare for increased costs as well as lower returns, Yakima, Washington orchardist Dave Allan warned during the Washington State Horticultural Association’s convention.
The future of any industry depends on the skill of its work force. In the wine industry, that means a marriage of modern innovation with
Now in its third year, the Latino Agriculture Education Program, designed for vineyard field workers, has developed into a successful educational program. Enrollment for
For 17 years, as chief executive officer of Chateau Ste. Michelle, Allen Shoup was at the forefront of the Washington
The Washington wine industry is in the process of learning about row orientation and matching aspect with variety. Sunburned fruit can be a
March 6th, 2017|0 Comments
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
February 28th, 2017|0 Comments
What growers need to know to prepare for implementing robotic harvest technology
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