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Postharvest

Featured stories covering postharvest issues appear in this issue.

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  • The honeycrisp experience, part three

New approaches to frost control

January 21st, 2014|0 Comments

The height of the vines influences how they fare during cold weather.

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Certified grape stock in short supply

January 21st, 2014|0 Comments

If your nursery order isn’t already in, you’re too late for 2014.

  • California and Oregon tree fruit

Last pear packer standing

January 21st, 2014|0 Comments

Naumes, Inc., responds to challenges and keeps its Medford packing house viable.

  • California and Oregon tree fruit

Naumes stays focused on pears

January 21st, 2014|0 Comments

The Naumes family returns to its roots in Medford, after selling most of its California orchards.

  • California and Oregon tree fruit

Medford’s pear industry rebounds

January 21st, 2014|0 Comments

Good Fruit Grower visited Medford to see how the region has adjusted to industry changes. The news is good.

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Boone Davis, Young Grower Jan. 15, 2014

January 21st, 2014|0 Comments

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Q:  What attracted you to farming?

My great-grandfather was one of the early pear farmers in the upper valley. Everyone said he was crazy. That led

Column: Checkbooks in hand

January 21st, 2014|0 Comments

Record fruit prices draw international investors to Pacific Northwest agriculture.

Column: Now, more than ever, exports need to score!

January 21st, 2014|0 Comments

As apple production increases, all regions of the country need to increase exports.

Top 5 global wine trends

January 21st, 2014|0 Comments

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A survey of 115 international wine trade professionals, commissioned by ProWein, an international trade fair of wines and spirits, points to five major developments in

World fruit watch for January 15, 2014

January 21st, 2014|0 Comments

Happenings in the world of tree fruit.

Distinguished service awards announced at Great Lakes Expo

January 21st, 2014|0 Comments

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The Michigan State Horticultural Society presented Distinguished Service Awards to two people during the Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable, and Farm Market Expo.

Jim Koan, of Flushing,

Michigan’s best cider award winners

January 21st, 2014|0 Comments

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Plymouth Orchards and Cider Mill won Michigan’s annual sweet cider contest. Second place went to Hill Brothers Orchards and Cider Mill, Grand Rapids, and third

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Michigan Apple Queen crowned

January 21st, 2014|0 Comments

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Elizabeth ­Wittenbach of Belding was crowned the Michigan Apple Queen for 2014, and Emily ­Webster of Paw Paw is first runner-up.

The contest took place in

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Oregon Cherry Growers promotes Weeden

January 21st, 2014|0 Comments

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Grower-owned cooperative Oregon Cherry Growers has announced the promotion of Danny Weeden, ten-year company veteran, to the role of executive vice president, general manager, and

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Growers asked to tax themselves

January 21st, 2014|0 Comments

Michigan growers to vote in February on proposed Tree Fruit Commission.

Labor worries

January 21st, 2014|0 Comments

Michigan is at the north end of the migrant stream.

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Michigan’s Expo draws record crowd

January 21st, 2014|0 Comments

Speakers focus on threats to bees, funds for experiment stations, and fruiting walls.

No ban on small cherries

January 21st, 2014|0 Comments

Committee decides not to eliminate 12-row red cherries.

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Who will market WA 38?

January 21st, 2014|0 Comments

Growers will be free to work with their regular packers and marketers and WSU will license them.

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Don’t give Honeycrisp away

January 21st, 2014|0 Comments

Growers must deliver quality and marketers must hold out for high prices.

Rodent bait station

January 21st, 2014|0 Comments

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Growers can easily build their own nontoxic bait station for rodents, patterned after a system originally devised in California to control bubonic plague in chipmunks. 
Conservationist

Alternatives for disease control

January 13th, 2014|0 Comments

Chitosan not only reduces decay but induces resistance in the plant.

Improving cherry quality

January 13th, 2014|0 Comments

Yan Wang will test whether preharvest salt applications can reduce cherry pitting and splitting after harvest.

  • Tips for storing Honeycrisp

Tips for storing Honeycrisp

January 13th, 2014|0 Comments

As volumes increase, Honeycrisp will need to be stored longer.

  • CrunchPak

Pear slicing is not perfected yet

January 13th, 2014|0 Comments

Crunch Pak, the country’s largest fresh apple slicer, is still figuring out how best to slice pears.

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NFE’s Archer retires

January 13th, 2014|0 Comments

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After leading the Northwest Fruit Exporters for 20 years, Jim Archer retired at the end of 2013. Fred Scarlett replaced Archer in early January.

Today, NFE

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Fruit ripening compounds discovered

January 13th, 2014|0 Comments

The compounds might solve ripening problems in pears treated with MCP.

  • Washington Hort Show, day 2

Ripe pears mean more sales

January 13th, 2014|1 Comment

Few consumers know how to check a pear for ripeness.