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Left to right, Top: Regent, Gruner Veltliner, Pinot Noir Precoce. Bottom: Golubok, Rondo
Field trials of cool climate wine grape cultivars are beginning to identify varieties
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New spraying book
Dr. Andrew Landers’ new book Effective Vineyard Spraying is now available for purchase from Cornell University. Landers, who directs the application technology program
Washington’s Puget Sound is not only picturesque, but it’s near major population centers.
SAN JJUAN VINEYARDS
Washington’s Puget Sound has long been associated with rain, and more
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The late private fruit breeder Fred Anderson, known as father of the modern-day nectarine, is credited with the development of yellow-fleshed nectarines in California. But
Fruit fan Sam Kirby, now 18, was about three when Peter Marbach photographed him. It’s taken a while, but Sam Kirby is getting over his
Being able to predict the cold hardiness of grapes could help growers know how to respond when severe freezes occur.
Researchers at Washington State University are
As well as growing fresh apples, Jack Feil grows cider apples, including Hewes Crab, a variety that originated in Virginia around 300 years ago.
Wescott Agri Products
Right from the get-go, Fred Wescott thought Honeycrisp would be a new force in the apple market. And he bet on it. He
A colorful sampling of interspecific plum selections bred by Glen Bradford of BQ Genetics.
When modern varieties of plums crossed with apricots were first commercially
The McDougall & Sons housing camps are made up of manufactured units for 12 people. This camp at Quincy, Washington, has 96 beds.
For more than a century, the freestone peach market in the eastern United States was dominated by two varieties. First was Elberta, a peach from
WA 2, the first release of Washington State University’s apple breeding program, is a blushed, orange-red apple.
The Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission is in
Those new apples from New York are being prepared to come to market, with the first expected in quantity in direct farm markets in 2014
The name SweeTango captures the apple’s sweet, tangy taste.
COURTESY SALLY & WILFRID MENNELL
Honeycrisp has set the standard for new varieties to follow in terms of
The New Jersey Peach Festival has been held in July for the past 25 years, at which peach varieties can be tasted and discussed. “We
Washington State University is taking steps to protect its new apple variety, WA 2, in overseas countries. WA 2, the first variety to emanate from
In the absence of carbaryl, growers will need a palette of chemical thinning options and strategies.
Several new fruit thinning products are on the horizon
Dr. Duane Greene at the University of Massachusetts is exploring new thinning strategies that can be used with existing thinning products.
NAA (naphthalene acetic acid),
The newly discovered pear psylla pheromone is being tested in the field to find out how attractive it is to males. This mesh sticky trap
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We hear all the time how readers love Good Fruit Grower covers, which showcase the gorgeous scenery of our industry. A few readers don’t grow
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What growers need to know to prepare for implementing robotic harvest technology
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