Featured stories about New Technology appear in this issue.
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 [...]
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 [...]
The belief that certain apples have superior value perhaps began when a slithery creature wiggled up to Adam and Eve, hissing, “Try this. It [...]
The fruit juice industry is keeping quiet these days, not relishing a public debate over how much arsenic should be allowed in juices, particularly [...]
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. [...]
Research findings at the University of California, Davis, might help growers apply insecticides to control spotted wing drosophila when the insect is the most [...]
Growers should be on alert for claims made by employees to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, a federal agency that enforces laws against workplace [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
New technologies that will allow orchardists to grow fruit more efficiently and deliver a better product to the consumer are becoming available. Below are [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]