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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
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 cold pretty quickly.” —Sanjiv Singh
a. Autonomous vehicle
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
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
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
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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Kate Moser is a former newspaper journalist who decided to return to and run the family farm. In this essay, she tells why.
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.
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
Growers and pickers can’t afford down time.
DBR harvester gets big commercial test at Riveridge Land.
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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
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
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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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.
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
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
Washington and Michigan kick off the winter meeting season with packed programs.
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
British Columbia orchardist Joe Sardinha will be remembered for his efforts to unify the tree fruit industry both within the province and across Canada.
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
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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Washington State University expects big demand for trees of its latest apple release.
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