Featured stories about horticulture appear in this issue.
The Pacific Northwest region’s bumper 2009 cherry crop should have come as no surprise, says Lee Gale, technical consultant with Northwest Wholesale, located in [...]
Two-year-old wood and young spurs produce the most and best Packham pears.
The largest and best quality apples and pears grow on two-year-old wood and [...]
Iuar Iraira (foreground), manager of the Fundo Agua Buena orchard (in the center picture), discusses the Voen louvered rain cover with international visitors. The [...]
This machine carries five workers on seats through a block of nursery trees to remove suckers. The machine can be used without seats but [...]
Operating seven casinos in Chile evidently wasn’t enough of a gamble for the owner of Agricola Victoria, which has cherry orchards at Rosario, south [...]
Ditzler uses five machines to harvest sweet dark cherries for processing into yogurts and ice creams. Cherries are harvested day and night.
A Swiss company [...]
Chilean cherry grower Pablo Garcés (fourth from left) is general manager and part owner of 800 growing hectares (almost 2,000 acres), half of the [...]
Yakima, Washington, grower-packer Dave Allan doesn’t think consumers are the ones demanding redder apples.
The worldwide popularity of Gala, a variety that originally was an [...]
It’s been said that when Grady Auvil discovered an early Fuji sport in his orchard in 1993, the tree fruit pioneer predicted it would [...]
Gale Gala is one of more than 30 Gala strains.
In the last two decades, Gala apples have taken the world by storm, finding favor [...]
Malling 9 rootstocks, shown in layer beds at Willow Drive Nursery, Washington, have proven to be the most efficient rootstocks in most regions. The [...]
The disastrous 2009 Northwest cherry deal could be a catalyst for change, resulting in a stronger industry, industry representatives said during a panel discussion [...]
Shawn Gay visits a high-producing Bing, Lapins, and Sweetheart orchard in the Puente Negro area of Chile.
Like other fruit-growing regions around the world, Chile [...]