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New Technology

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Good Stuff

November 18th, 2013|0 Comments

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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 up to

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Last Bite: What are they talking about?

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

2 “The gee-whiz factor runs cold pretty quickly.”  —Sanjiv Singh
a. Autonomous vehicle
b. Robotic

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Sweetie, Smitten, and Papple

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

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Arsenic and fruit juice

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

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New wine center ­fulfills vision

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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. It’s

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Managing nutrients in NW vineyards

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For years, vineyardists in the Pacific Northwest have followed California recommendations to sample leaf petioles at bloom to assess the nutrient status of vines.

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In My View: A journalist returns to farming

November 18th, 2013|2 Comments

Kate Moser is a former newspaper journalist who decided to return to and run the family farm. In this essay, she tells why.

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Attack when pest defenses are down

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

The

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Good Point: The EEOC is targeting Pacific Northwest growers

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Growers should be on alert for claims made by employees to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, a federal agency that enforces laws against workplace discrimination

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Simplicity is the key

November 18th, 2013|0 Comments

Growers and pickers can’t afford down time.

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New apple harvester shows promise

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DBR harvester gets big commercial test at Riveridge Land.

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In-orchard sorting

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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 to

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Pests ­modified with lethal genes

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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, it

Top 5 Technologies to use now

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

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Little cherry disease is spreading

November 18th, 2013|1 Comment

A new discovery this summer could help explain the growing spread of little cherry disease in the Pacific Northwest, but it will make control more difficult, say researchers.

Crop load affects flavor of Honeycrisp

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Marketers says taste, rather than appearance, is what drives consumers to buy apples, and at a pre-harvest Honeycrisp field day in Washington, growers had a

Cider business flourishes

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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 don’t

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Hort Show time!

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Washington and Michigan kick off the winter meeting season with packed programs.

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Pat Hagood, 1924–2013

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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 born

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Joe Sardinha unified the B.C. tree fruit industry

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British Columbia orchardist Joe Sardinha will be remembered for his efforts to unify the tree fruit industry both within the province and across Canada.

Sardinha, president

Good Job

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Award-winning weather watcher
Herb Teichman, a fruit grower from Eau Claire, Michigan, received recognition from the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration recently for his 45 years

First Bite: A new, digital chapter

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Welcome to the Good Fruit Grower issue themed on technology. On that topic, I’d like update readers on how we’re using digital tools to serve

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Lottery planned for WA 38

November 1st, 2013|0 Comments

Washington State University expects big demand for trees of its latest apple release.