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Marketing, Winter Season Preview

Featured stories about marketing and the winter season preview appear in this issue.

Pest management fruit school

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by Keith Granger, Gwen Hoheisel, and Jay Brunner, Washington State University How can Washington tree fruit growers build better pest management systems? That’s the

Buyers like Concorde

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The future of the Concorde pear seems uncertain, despite the good characteristics of the fruit. Growers who have Concorde rank

Concorde's fatal flaw

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Background: Dropped Concorde pears. Inset, back: Rudy Prey finds discoloring, showing that the trunk is infected with fireblight. Inset: Most of the trees

Fruit packer fined by Ecology

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The Washington State Department of Ecology has fined Snokist Growers of Yakima, Washington, $10,000 for failing to respond properly when 60 to 80 gallons of

Fireblight hits late pears

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Concorde pears in a healthy block. Fireblight can become systemic in Concorde trees. The 2008 season was a serious fireblight year

EPA fines packers

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Fourteen tree fruit packers in eastern Washington State have together paid more than $600,000 in penalties over the past two

Good Health – Talking with your work force

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Can you spot the cultural gaffe in this graphic? Workers need training before they are exposed to agricultural hazards, but for

Good Job

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Dan Davis joins CF Fresh Dan Davis has joined CF Fresh of Sedro-Woolley, Washington, as production coordinator. He oversees the harvesting, packing, and quality assurance

Europe has 30 club varieties

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Europe now has close to 30 managed or club varieties supported by marketing groups. The explosion of managed varieties around the world since Pink Lady

First Bite

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Northwest cherries delighted Korean shoppers. Keith Hu I remember the first time I travelled to Korea on cherry business. It

IFO France

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Top left: Seedlings showing powdery mildew. Bottom left: Bags are used to protect new seedlings from cross pollinization. Right: The Dalitron

Wineries fill Vintner's Village

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The Port of Benton’s Vintner’s Village is nearly filled to capacity after just a few years. The development is home to 11 wineries

Pioneer of variety development

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Movable wires are needed in growing these RosyGlo apple whips because of the wind in the Provence region of France. A

Good Point – Michael Weber

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The next IFTA conference will be held in Berlin, Germany, to coincide with the Fruit Logistica fair in February. The next

Jealous of cherries

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On the Jealous Fruits label, other common fruits like bananas and apples put down the appeal of sweet cherries. Pick a

Last Bite

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Early labels were printed using stone lithography. The story of the ­citrus label industry is similar to that of the apple,

Quick Bites

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Federal Funds Approved for Tree Fruit The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Specialty Crop Block Grant Program will help fund several projects to expand economic

Celebrate the good times

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Hort Association President Mark Holtzinger thinks it’s “cool to be a farmer.” Get ready for a celebration at the Washington

Good to Go

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Conference for Entrepreneurs Eric Villagas, award-winning chef and host of the Public Broadcasting Service’s television show Fork in the Road, will be the keynote

The origin of club varieties

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Peach and nectarine trees in France cost the equivalent of U.S.$16, including royalties. In the nursery, mechanical hedgers are used to trim the

WAC searches for president

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Washington Apple Commission board members are hoping to interview a shortlist of three candidates for the position of president during their December 4 meeting. They