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  • Good Stuff

Good Stuff

  • November 18th, 2013

Early Pink Lady
An early maturing selection of Pink Lady (cultivar Cripps Pink) is available from Brandt’s Fruit Trees in Yakima, Washington.

The selection matures [...]

  • Last Bite: What are they talking about?

Last Bite: What are they talking about?

  • November 18th, 2013

1 “Our biggest fear was jettisoning good fruit.”  —Paul Koch
a. Overzealous inspector
b. In-field sorting
c. Nondestructive fruit quality
d. Ozone generator

2 “The gee-whiz factor runs [...]

  • Sweetie, Smitten, and Papple

Sweetie, Smitten, and Papple

  • November 18th, 2013


The belief that certain apples have superior value perhaps began when a slithery creature wiggled up to Adam and Eve, hissing, “Try this. It [...]

  • Arsenic and fruit juice

Arsenic and fruit juice

  • November 18th, 2013

The fruit juice industry is keeping quiet these days, not relishing a public debate over how much arsenic should be allowed in juices, particularly [...]

  • New wine center ­fulfills vision

New wine center ­fulfills vision

  • November 18th, 2013

The recent groundbreaking of Washington State University’s Wine Science Center is not just about the ceremonial start of construction on a new state-of-the-art facility. [...]

  • Managing nutrients in NW vineyards

Managing nutrients in NW vineyards

  • November 18th, 2013
For years, vineyardists in the Pacific Northwest have followed California recommendations to sample leaf petioles at bloom to assess the nutrient status of vines.
  • Attack when pest defenses are down

Attack when pest defenses are down

  • November 18th, 2013

Research findings at the University of California, Davis, might help growers apply insecticides to control spotted wing drosophila when the insect is the most [...]

  • In-orchard sorting

In-orchard sorting

Storing apples is expensive, and storing bad apples is even more so. If you’re going to toss out a cull apple, the best time [...]

  • Pests ­modified with lethal genes

Pests ­modified with lethal genes

  • November 18th, 2013

A  British biotechnology company is developing a novel new way to control insect pests. Called RIDL, which stands for Release of Insects with Dominant Lethality, [...]

Top 5 Technologies to use now

  • November 18th, 2013

New technologies that will allow orchardists to grow fruit more efficiently and deliver a better product to the consumer are becoming available. Below are [...]

Cider business flourishes

  • November 18th, 2013

Hard cider is a burgeoning industry in the Pacific Northwest, with 32 cideries at last count. But most people who learn how to make cider [...]

  • Hort Show  time!

Hort Show time!

  • November 18th, 2013
Washington and Michigan kick off the winter meeting season with packed programs.
  • Pat Hagood,  1924–2013

Pat Hagood, 1924–2013

  • November 18th, 2013

Journalist Helen Patricia Hagood, who wrote for Good Fruit Grower during the 1970s, died in Springfield, Oregon, on September 13. She was 89.

Hagood was [...]

Good Job

  • November 18th, 2013

Award-winning weather watcher
Herb Teichman, a fruit grower from Eau Claire, Michigan, received recognition from the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration recently for his [...]