October 1st, 2006|0 Comments
Companies often find out the hard way that fuel-driven forklifts used in the fruit and vegetable industry can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning. At one
Apples that will be kept in long-term storage should be treated with preharvest or postharvest fungicides, but before growers decide which fungicides to apply in
Though hail devastated the crops of many orchardists in Washington State this summer, the apple industry as a whole is looking for a banner year.
Phacidiopycnis rot has a watersoaked appearance in its early stage. It can begin at either the stem or calyx of the fruit.Pacific Northwest pear
Pacific Northwest fruit growers think of Taiwan as an economic powerhouse, an ally in the Pacific Rim, and a market for fresh fruit, notably apples,
Lenticel breakdown, left. Lenticel blotch, right. Lenticel breakdown of apples is a skin disorder that usually becomes visible predominantly after the
Dan BernardoAs part of its strategy to become a leader in horticultural genomics, Washington State University has hired two scientists to augment its program.
Apples are interplanted with other crops in the remote Ait Bouguemez Valley in Morocco. Almost on a daily basis we
This photograph shows the difference in the number of Penicillium spores sampled from plywood bins before (left) and after the sanitizing treatment.
Retired Boeing engineer John Bell has poured his life savings into his new winery. After making wine as a hobby for
Twelve counties in Washington State have been declared disaster areas, a designation that might help producers recover from severe storms and other adverse weather during
Carmen Bossenbrock with hail stones that she kept in her freezer after the storm. In late summer, Carmen Bossenbrock would normally
Wooden apple bins absorb MCP in storage, reducing the amount available to be absorbed by the fruit, research in Michigan has shown. In contrast, plastic
October 1st, 2006|1 Comment
Moldy core and core rot can be serious problems in exported apples, because the symptoms usually can’t be seen from the outside when the fruit
New technology and DNA fingerprinting has enabled Dr. Bob Spotts to identify new species of fungi that appear to be
Chuck Jackson is splitting himself between two careers. He is another Boeing engineer and project manager whose heart is in
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We hear all the time how readers love Good Fruit Grower covers, which showcase the gorgeous scenery of our industry. A few readers don’t grow
February 28th, 2017|0 Comments
What growers need to know to prepare for implementing robotic harvest technology
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