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Diseases and Disorders

Featured stories about diseases and disorders, as well as irrigation appear in this issue.

Access to China is near

  • February 15th, 2012

It’s been almost two decades since the U.S. pear industry began pushing for access to China, but it finally appears that the market [...]

  • Bunch rot,  a different beast

Bunch rot, a different beast

  • February 15th, 2012

Michelle Moyer reminds growers who had powdery mildew problems last year to prepare for disease carryover this year. Botrytis [...]

  • Learn to store Honeycrisp

Learn to store Honeycrisp

  • February 15th, 2012

Above: Honeycrisp is sensitive to chilling disorders such as soggy breakdown. Center top: Radial browning is another common storage problem for Honeycrisp. [...]

  • Retail is cool

Retail is cool

  • February 15th, 2012

Ben, 26, carries on the transition from growing fruit for processing to growing fruit for retail sales Richard Lehnert [...]

  • Good Stuff

Good Stuff

  • February 15th, 2012

Tote bagger Graybill Machines, Inc., of Lititz, Pennsylvania, which specializes in designing and building automated machinery, has [...]

  • Exports boost pear returns

Exports boost pear returns

  • February 15th, 2012

James Foreman advocates expanding exports and giving up segments of the U.S. market to Argentina Lowering f.o.b. prices in [...]

Contractors are a source of workers

  • February 15th, 2012

Using farm labor contractors can be beneficial for both employers and workers, as they can turn sporadic seasonal work into full-time employment, says [...]

In The Box

  • February 15th, 2012

What’s the appeal? Dear Good Fruit Grower: I’d like to respond to the recent articles “What’s the appeal of Honeycrisp?” and [...]

  • A flair for selling fruit

A flair for selling fruit

  • February 15th, 2012

Left: Sidney Kuhn, 32, owns the direct marketing arm of Kuhn Orchards. Right: David Wenk and uncle carry on the family [...]

  • Dealing with carbon dioxide sensitivity

Dealing with carbon dioxide sensitivity

  • February 15th, 2012

Left: In carbon dioxide-sensitive apple varieties, like these Golden Delicious, fruit harvested early tends to have peel injuries. Right: Internal breakdown occurred [...]