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Marketing, Winter Season Preview

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

Buyers like Concorde

  • November 1st, 2008

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

Fruit packer fined by Ecology

  • November 1st, 2008

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 [...]

EPA fines packers

  • November 1st, 2008

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

Good Job

  • November 1st, 2008

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 [...]

Jealous of cherries

  • November 1st, 2008

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

First Bite

  • November 1st, 2008

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

Last Bite

  • November 1st, 2008

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

Pest management fruit school

  • November 1st, 2008

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

Quick Bites

  • November 1st, 2008

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 [...]

Concorde's fatal flaw

  • November 1st, 2008

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

Celebrate the good times

  • November 1st, 2008

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

Fireblight hits late pears

  • November 1st, 2008

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

Good to Go

  • November 1st, 2008

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 [...]

The origin of club varieties

  • November 1st, 2008

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

Europe has 30 club varieties

  • November 1st, 2008

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

WAC searches for president

  • November 1st, 2008

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

IFO France

  • November 1st, 2008

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