Good Fruit Grower of the Year
Featured stories covering good fruit grower of the year appear in this issue.
High yields or high prices alone are not enough to ensure that a Gala apple grower will see a profit, two Washington State University [...]
Organic grower and consultant Dain Craver of Royal City received the Washington State Horticultural Association’s Silver Apple award.
Craver grew up in California. [...]
Honeycrisp apples flow through the new three-lane Compac packing line at Lake Ontario Fruit Company. The company expanded last summer, and found funding available [...]
Richared, one of the first red strains of Delicious, was such an exciting discovery that a box full was sent to U.S. President Herbert [...]
David Schweikhardt predicts a lively specialty-crops– centered Farm Bill debate will start in Congress soon.
Specialty crops growers, who were pleased that they got “their [...]
The economic outlook for the tree fruit industry in Washington State and the Pacific Northwest is quite good. This conclusion may surprise many readers [...]
Cherries, with their sensitivity to rain at harvest time and market swings, are one of the riskiest and most volatile of tree fruit crops. [...]
Geraldine Warner’s article “How Do Your Returns Stack Up?” in the November Good Fruit Grower included several helpful comments about our new information service, [...]
In recent years, the annual meeting of the Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers has expanded its educational sessions and trade show to make [...]
Increasing numbers of growers are reporting difficulty in getting paid for their grapes, a result of the trickle effect that the down economy has [...]
The down economy has had a ripple effect on the wine grape industry. Fewer restaurant meals and reduced entertaining budgets have slowed wine sales, [...]
John Carter is known for his relentless dedication to goals.
Oregon grower John Carter has been involved in cherry industry trade groups and activities. But [...]
A steady trend in juice grape acreage and reduced overall inventory of grape juice should lead to similar—or slightly higher—cash prices for the coming [...]
A pear industry task force is recommending that the Pear Bureau Northwest and pear shippers and marketers work more closely together when setting up [...]