January 1st, 2007|0 Comments
John KingsmillBritish Columbia’s new apple and cherry varieties need to be released in a more coordinated fashion, with the involvement of growers, packers, and marketers,
Ed Prentice and his younger brother Howard established Prentice Packing and Cold Storage Company in 1926 in Yakima, Washington. Organized primarily as a
The Plant Patent Act, enacted in 1930, was the first of its kind worldwide, Karen Hauda, attorney and advisor for the U.S. Patent and Trademark
A colleague of mine recently shared a story with me about resistance to change. Dave was recalling a comment that he heard at a
Del Feigal, manager of Auvil Fruit Company’s ranch at Vantage, Washington, is testing the B.C. variety Aurora. The British Columbia apple
European consumers buying cherries can choose many different varieties produced throughout the world. In the past, Germany, Italy, Spain, and
British Columbia’s orchard replant program, originally scheduled to end in December 2006, has been extended for another year. The program provides partial funding to growers
Cherry grower Norm Gutzwiler of Malaga, Washington, has been named Good Fruit Grower of the Year for 2006. He received the award during
“Increase consumption” has been the mantra of the U.S. apple industry for many years. As producers feel the pressure of
Crispie, various pear crosses, Maxie. Ray Schmitten, a pear grower in Cashmere, Washington, reports on a study trip to New Zealand
As well as working as a field horticulturist for more than 30 years and operating his own orchard, Good Fruit Grower of the Year Norm
Washington State University’s tree fruit breeding programs are still years away from commercially releasing new varieties, but WSU and industry
Much as Bruce Barritt likes apples, the task he faces is daunting. Dr. Barritt is Washington State University’s apple breeder,
Six major points will need to be considered when new varieties are commercialized, says Washington State University apple breeder Dr. Bruce Barritt:1. Evaluate commercial potential.
Vicky Scharlau (left) of the Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers and Robin Pollard of the Washington Wine Commission are looking for industry
The British Columbia, Canada, tree fruit industry has hired a consultant to help producers position themselves to take advantage of changing industry conditions. As a
Hockey star Wayne Gretzky has a simple explanation for his success: “I go where the puck is going.”Correct anticipation is a basic requirement in every
Solving the tree fruit industry’s problems will require brain power and market intelligence, agricultural economist Dr. Desmond O’Rourke believes. “You
July 26th, 2016|0 Comments
Perhaps no two words have frustrated U.S. fruit growers more — growers who believe their products are already safe and healthy for consumers.
June 20th, 2016|1 Comment
Grower Rob Wyles thinks he has a winner.
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