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Horticulture

Featured stories about horticulture appear in this issue.

Letters

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Denny Hayden’s constant use of the word “quality” either makes one leery or desirous of hearing more, much more. Denny has obviously and consciously chosen

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Working toward mechanical harvest for tree fruits

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My first experience with mechanization research was in 1970 at the University of Hawaii, where I was an agricultural engineering student working towards a masters

Pear orchards will have to be high density

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Pears will have to be grown in high-density systems in the future in order to produce high yields of target fruit, a group of pear

The pear orchard of the future

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The cost and availability of labor will have a large impact on the fruit industry, Jason Matson of Matson Fruit Company, Selah, Washington, predicts, and

A word of caution with new cherry varieties

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It is always a good idea to proceed with caution when growing new fruit varieties. Tieton, Benton, and Selah are new sweet cherry

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Gee Whiz, a film about Grady Auvil

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Filmmaker Jamie Howell is making a documentary about tree fruit industry legend, the late great Grady Auvil.

Auvil, an orchardist in Orondo, Washington, was active in

Institute lobbies on behalf of wine industry

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The Washington Wine Institute serves as the political lobbying arm for the state wine industry, and works closely with the Washington Wine Commission and the

Wine distribution laws under fire

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Wine distribution laws within the state and nation are changing rapidly. States are reviewing wine shipment laws for compliance with the recent U.S. Supreme Court

Consolidation worries wineries

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The shrinking number of wine distributors across the United States is troubling to wineries large and small. As the volume of wine production in Washington

Reaching consumers is a top priority

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Consumer awareness was one of the top industry issues identified during the first wine industry summit held in Washington State. The summit, sponsored by the

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New York’s Cornell/Geneva apple rootstocks

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Breeding improved apple rootstocks has been a priority research area in New York State since Dr. Jim Cummins and Dr. Herb Aldwinkle initiated crosses in

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Fowler Farms does it all

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The term “vertical integration” takes on a higher level of meaning at Fowler Farms, a tree fruit grower and shipper in north central New York

Eastern marketing cooperative

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George Lamont identified the East Coast marketing cooperative known as Premier Apple Cooperative, Inc., as a key to helping the industry survive in an era

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Striving for quality and profitability

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Lamont Fruit Farms has focused on improving fruit quality since the mid-1980s, and they’re still working on it, says one of the partners of the

What will the orchard of the future look like?

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The orchard of the future will have more trees per acre, in order to generate high early production, and bench grafts or sleeping eyes will