January 1st, 2010|0 Comments
This is the first of a series of articles covering all aspects of planning and establishing a competitive orchard.
When planning a new orchard, first of
An example of farmworker housing that was built with a loan from Washington State’s Farmworker Housing Infrastructure Program.
The popular zero- and low-interest loan program for
New apple varieties from Washington State University’s breeding program present opportunities for the state’s growers, said Tom Auvil, research horticulturist with the Washington Tree Fruit
Golden Delicious plantings have dropped to their lowest level in 25 years.
Fuji has replaced Gala as the most popular variety to plant in Washington. Around
Paul Truscott, business development manager at the Vineland research station in Ontario, Canada.
Research is costly with little chance of a direct, let alone immediate, payoff.
Argentina, the second-largest country in South America, has a small but expanding cherry industry. Around half of the countrys 7,000 acres of cherry orchards are
In April 2007, a freeze hit when many plant species, such as these Bradford pears in North Carolina, were weeks ahead in their life cycles
im and Rena Doornink of Parker, Washington, have been named Good Fruit Growers of the Year for 2009 by Good Fruit Grower magazine.
The award is
Jim and Rena Doornink planted this block of Jazz apples last spring. Jazz will fill a gap in their harvest schedule between Honeycrisp and Fuji,
Loans from the Washington State Department of Commerce have funded a variety of housing styles for seasonal farmworkers, including these manufactured units.
Washington State provides low-
January 1st, 2010|2 Comments
Perham Fruit Company used these five labels during the 1920s and 1930s.
Some of the most beautiful and sought-after fruit labels that collectors desire are the
A group of more than 30 cherry growers and horticulturists from around the world took part in a recent tour in Argentina and Chile organized
The IFTA annual conference will include field visits of different orchard training systems, such as these Gala apples grown on a tall spindle.
Phil Schwallier, Michigan
These Concord grapes near Quincy, Washington, were hit by the early October freeze and left unharvested.
Weather adversely affected the 2009 juice and wine grape crops
Alberto Carleti planted this hillside orchard after seeing orchards in Sunnyside, Washington.
Argentine cherry grower Alberto Carleti partnered with a friend in Washington State to establish
Chopped maraschino cherries destined for ice cream manufacturers.
As well as being a major producer and exporter of fresh fruit, Carleti S.A. owns the largest cherry
For more than 30 years, Jim Holmes has worked to better manage his vineyard canopy by following the advice of consultants and trying different training
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Growers and packers are adapting to the new requirements.
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Last Tuesday morning I was present as member of the welcoming committee for the official arrival ceremony for Present Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic
3 (Tuesday) - 5 (Thursday)