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 [...]
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 [...]
José Chaparro has been breeding low-chill peaches for central to south Florida. Here, he is with UFOne.
Photos courtesy of José Chaparro
When devastating freezes [...]
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 [...]
Plum pox-infected trees will ultimately produce low yields of deformed, mottled fruit. The virus is detected through testing, so symptomatic fruit is seldom seen.
Peter Truitt believes that to have processor stability, consolidation had to take place.
After almost 40 years as a major pear canner, Truitt Brothers of [...]
During the early cherry season, West Mathison, president of Stemilt Growers, Inc., Wenatchee, Washington, spends about half his time at the company’s California [...]
This planting off Lateral A in Wapato, Washington, caught the eye of Luke Anderson, field horticulturist with Holtzinger Fruit Company in Yakima, Washington, this [...]
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 [...]
The Pear Bureau Northwest has promoted Bob Koehler to lead regional marketing manager. In this new position, he will serve as the liaison between [...]
Packing house workers, who live in the Stockton area, work for various fruit and vegetable processing plants after finishing the cherry season with Chinchiolo [...]
The canned pear world is in the midst of change. With more than a decade of declining Bartlett pear production, a shrinking number [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]