Featured stories about summer fruits, peaches and cherries appear in this issue.
Apple seedlings grown in soil infested with root-lesion nematodes (on the left) and in soil without nematodes (on the right).
Whenever there is evidence of [...]
The canned pear world is in the midst of change. With more than a decade of declining Bartlett pear production, a shrinking number of [...]
Markus Keller says growers in eastern Washington now have no reason to fear using rootstocks.
Photo by Melissa Hansen
A major rootstock trial spanning more [...]
When devastating freezes strike the Florida citrus industry, it becomes national news immediately, as people want to know how it will affect the price [...]
Jim Bittner, pictured with a tour group in his New York orchard, pulled out 20 acres of peaches when a plum pox-positive tree was [...]
In the “usual” journalistic process, reporters find expert sources and ask questions, then ask additional questions as the answers dictate. This process did not [...]
After almost 40 years as a major pear canner, Truitt Brothers of Salem, Oregon, is “bowing out” of the business in order to help [...]
During the early cherry season, West Mathison, president of Stemilt Growers, Inc., Wenatchee, Washington, spends about half his time at the company’s California plant, [...]
Dear Good Fruit Grower:
I just received the June 2012 issue. As always, lots of good and timely information included between the covers.
However, I’m [...]
The price for processing Bartlett pears grown in the Pacific Northwest has been set for the next three years.
The two remaining Northwest processors that [...]
WA 2 is a bright red-pink color with distinct lenticels. It is at prime eating quality several months after harvest.
WA 2 apples were significantly [...]
The Pear Bureau Northwest has promoted Bob Koehler to lead regional marketing manager. In this new position, he will serve as the liaison between [...]
Northwest pear growers will pay a reduced assessment on canned pears in the coming season. The rate will drop from $7.33 per ton to [...]
The California cherry season can make or break the start of the Washington State cherry deal. Good quality cherries from California help secure retail [...]