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June 22nd, 2015|0 Comments
Among the cultivar’s many problem features is exceptional susceptibility to fruit rots.
July 1st, 2014|0 Comments
age / 37
crops / Peaches and almonds
title / Farm manager
business / Martini Farms, LLC. Peter is a third-generation farmer taking over the business from his
June 18th, 2014|0 Comments
Growers are spending their profits on updating orchards.
INN will provide funding for rootstock development.
June 18th, 2014|1 Comment
After the apples had been stored for several months, consumers preferred the taste and texture of WA 38 over Honeycrisp.
There is likely not a “best” apple rootstock, though the replant-tolerant Geneva rootstocks (G.41, G.214, G.935, G.210, G.30, G.890) are much better than the available
June 17th, 2014|1 Comment
Washington’s apple production has ramped up faster than expected.
June 17th, 2014|0 Comments
There seems to be no letup in growers’ desire to plant more apple trees.
June 9th, 2014|0 Comments
Higher-quality apples should increase consumption and expand trade.
June 9th, 2014|1 Comment
Genetic markers are available for predicting many fruit traits, but nothing can replace the human palate.
June 5th, 2014|0 Comments
Several new varieties are coming to market with high expectations.
June 3rd, 2014|0 Comments
age / 32
crops / apples, cherries, peaches, grapes, asparagus, and sweet corn
business / Schultz Fruitridge Farms, Inc. Bill works along with his parents and three
May 29th, 2014|0 Comments
New apples don’t come with owner’s manuals.
Gem, a new fire blight-resistant pear variety from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s breeding program, was officially released this spring.
The pear is medium sized with
Grapevine leafroll virus is very costly to growers, studies in major wine-grape-growing regions show.
Economists in New York, California, and New Zealand have looked at the
May 29th, 2014|1 Comment
During his 40 years at Cornell University, Dr. Alan Lakso devised some oddly clever ways to figure out how fruit trees do the things they
California tree fruit nurseries are as busy as ever. For apple tree sales, there seems to be no slowdown in the buying boom yet, though
Third-leaf Fuji on Malling 9 rootstock in unfumigated groundat Brewster, Washington. (Courtesy Tom Auvil)The following observations regarding replant-tolerant Geneva rootstocks have been made as a
May 19th, 2014|0 Comments
Twenty years ago, Red Delicious apple production peaked in Washington at more than 60 million packed boxes. Just three varieties—Red and Golden Delicious and Granny
May 19th, 2014|1 Comment
A number of new varieties that are coming to market are being touted as being better than Honeycrisp.
Pazazz, a variety developed by Doug Shelfelbine in
September 28th, 2015|0 Comments
Last Tuesday morning I was present as member of the welcoming committee for the official arrival ceremony for Present Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic
September 22nd, 2015|0 Comments
An email popped into my inbox a few days ago. Simple and sweet, it read: “Hi Jared! Just wanted to say I really like the
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