Featured stories about horticulture appear in this issue.
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 [...]
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 [...]