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Summer Fruits & New Varieties

Featured stories about summer fruits and new varieties appear in this issue.

Stone fruit crisis

  • July 1st, 2009

Changes in the fruit industry are related to changes in the global economy, says Terry Bacon of Sun World.
California’s stone fruit industry is [...]

  • Good Stuff

Good Stuff

  • July 1st, 2009

Model 320 Vineyard Special

Topdresser spreader

Earth and Turf Products, LLC, of New Holland, Pennsylvania, has introduced a vineyard topdresser spreader. The Model 320 Vineyard Special [...]

The advantages of Open Tatura

  • July 1st, 2009

The V-shaped Open Tatura system has the following advantages: • Tree height (2.76 meters/9 feet) and tree width (2.00 meters/6 feet) are built simultaneously in [...]

  • Potential cherry rootstocks

Potential cherry rootstocks

  • July 1st, 2009

Dennis Tarry of Dave Wilson Nursery observes a cherry plum cross.

While looking for a winning interspecific cherry, a California fruit breeder may have stumbled [...]

Apple Matters

  • July 1st, 2009

USApple is continually exploring ways to effectively and efficiently move apple supplies. One key strategy is to encourage increased purchase of apples and apple [...]

  • See autonomous vehicle at field day

See autonomous vehicle at field day

  • July 1st, 2009

An autonomous vehicle developed by scientists at Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, will be demonstrated during a field day at Washington [...]

WSU hires automation expert

  • July 1st, 2009

Washington State University has hired one of the nation’s top university scientists in agricultural automation and mechanization to fill a new position at [...]

  • Good Point

Good Point

  • July 1st, 2009

A recent opinion piece on immigration reform (“Take Me Out to the Ballgame,” by Dan Fazio in the June 2009, Good Fruit Grower) justifies [...]

  • In search of superior apples

In search of superior apples

  • July 1st, 2009

Dr. Cameron Peace checks block of seedlings resulting from the intercrossing of parents that have been used in WSU’s breeding program.

Tree fruit geneticist Dr. [...]

Good Point – Jim Allen

  • July 1st, 2009

What is the difference between David “Big Papi” Ortiz and Juan “Papi” Sanchez? The differences will become obvious, but let me first identify the [...]

Research revealed

  • July 1st, 2009

Washington State University’s new research orchard needs industry support, says Dr. Jay Brunner.

Washington State University will hold a field day on July 22 to [...]

  • Last Bite – An Apple A Day

Last Bite – An Apple A Day

  • July 1st, 2009

Wilbert “Bill” Hansen was an exception to the rule about many successful fruit industry people being born and raised in the Midwest, because Hansen [...]

  • From wines to spirits

From wines to spirits

  • July 1st, 2009

Rusty Figgins plans to be selling apple eau-de-vie and other clear, unaged brandy products later this year.

Berle “Rusty” Figgins, Jr., wants to be the [...]

  • Big plans for WSU viticulture

Big plans for WSU viticulture

  • July 1st, 2009

Dr. Thomas Henick-Kling tasted wines produced from Puget Sound appellation grapes during a visit to Washington State University’s Northwest Research and Extension Center in [...]

Canned pear assessment rises

  • July 1st, 2009

The promotional assessment on Pacific Northwest processed pears will increase from $5 to $7.11 per ton this season in an attempt to keep the [...]

Global wine perspective

  • July 1st, 2009

German-born Thomas Henick-Kling developed an interest and appreciation for wine at a young age. When he was just 16, he began accompanying his wine-loving [...]

  • Cherums and peacotums

Cherums and peacotums

  • July 1st, 2009

Children enjoy novel hybrid fruits during a tasting at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo.

Zaiger Genetics, Inc., internationally acclaimed for developing interspecific [...]

Pear crop is large, but not a record

  • July 1st, 2009

Pacific Northwest pear growers are expecting to harvest a large, but not record winter pear crop this fall.

The industry’s first official crop estimate, compiled [...]

In the Box

  • July 1st, 2009

Dear Good Fruit Grower:

If Ben Mann (cover artist, June 2009 Good Fruit Grower) were working for me, he would be immediately given his final [...]

  • The Zee Fire effect

The Zee Fire effect

  • July 1st, 2009

Managed varieties are a vital strategy for growers and marketers to protect the health and sustainability of their companies [...]

  • Premium Rainiers

Premium Rainiers

  • July 1st, 2009

Norm Gutzwiler wants growers who put more time and effort into raising quality cherries to be rewarded.

The Washington State fresh cherry industry has asked [...]