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Apples, Postharvest

Featured stories about apples, post harvest appear in this issue.

Packing fruit to stay afloat

  • October 1st, 2007

Almost 20 years ago, the Garcia family of Yakima, Washington, decided to take their destiny into their own hands and pack their own fruit. [...]

Nonchemical scald control

  • October 1st, 2007

An Italian researcher is experimenting with a nonchemical method to prevent scald developing in stored apples, and has tested it successfully in some commercial [...]

  • Old-vine Zinfandel

Old-vine Zinfandel

  • October 1st, 2007

Lonnie Wright stands by his century-old Zinfandel vines. Although the vine trunks are fairly small in diameter for the vine’s age, due [...]

Improving Fruit Sorting Accuracy

  • October 1st, 2007

International fruit markets often demand high quality packing criteria that need to be carefully communicated to packing shed employees. Crew workers can [...]

  • Putting a dent in bruising

Putting a dent in bruising

  • October 1st, 2007

Quality control checker Mariana Ixchel Cornelio samples apples from the third or fourth layer in the bin to look for bruising. [...]

  • Brandt's assures food safety

Brandt's assures food safety

  • October 1st, 2007

Fruit packer and shipper E.W. Brandt & Sons, Inc., based in Parker, Washington, has a comprehensive quality control program [...]

N. Hemisphere Apple Outlook

  • October 1st, 2007

It’s clear that Washington State doesn’t stand alone in determining supply, demand, and pricing in the world apple marketplace. Eastern U.S. producers, European Union [...]

Food safety first

  • October 1st, 2007

The Northwest tree fruit industry is taking a proactive stance on food-safety issues with the launch of the Pacific Northwest Food Safety Committee this [...]

A world of wine within 40 miles

  • October 1st, 2007

The Columbia Gorge American Viticultural Area, encompassing vineyards and wineries in Washington and Oregon, is a region of strong contrasts and distinct wine styles. [...]

  • Why apples bruise

Why apples bruise

  • October 1st, 2007

As well as working at Stemilt, Kay Mitsuhashi is studying at Washington State University for a doctorate in horticulture. [...]

Don't depend on degree days

  • October 1st, 2007

Counting degree days may be a useful exercise when selecting a vineyard location, but it’s less profitable when you’re trying to figure out when [...]

New president for Snokist Growers

  • October 1st, 2007

Jim Davis, the new president of Snokist Growers, Yakima, Washington, believes the future is bright for canneries, so long as they develop new products [...]

Solving the rootstock puzzle

  • October 1st, 2007

The choice of rootstock can have a major influence on the –production and profitability of a new apple orchard, yet little information is available [...]

How to attract workers

  • October 1st, 2007

In the big scheme of things, apple growers are concerned about competition from China, but at harvest, the competition is closer to home. [...]

EQIP sign-up for incentives

  • October 1st, 2007

The Natural Resources Conservation Service serving central Washington has announced the 2008 sign-up for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and will accept applications [...]

Meetings and magazines top ag info

  • October 1st, 2007

Washington tree fruit producers rely on meetings as their main source of agricultural news and information, a University of Washington survey shows. The second [...]