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Apples, Postharvest

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

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Old-vine Zinfandel

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

How to attract workers

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

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Putting a dent in bruising

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

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Marketing minus the middle man

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After raising seven children of their own, Clazien and John Smit provided a group home for boys for 12 years. Most stayed for

N. Hemisphere Apple Outlook

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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 countries,

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Family takes — inspiration from Canada

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Dave and Judi Taber and their son, Dave, Jr., sell many types of locally grown fruits and vegetables at their fruit stand, as

A world of wine within 40 miles

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

Don't depend on degree days

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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 to

Solving the rootstock puzzle

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

EQIP sign-up for incentives

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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 through

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Ozone for cleaner irrigation lines

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Steve Jones, owner of Colossal Orchards, Selah, Washington, planted these Sunset Bing cherries last year and will train them to the Kym Breen

Meetings and magazines top ag info

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

Packing fruit to stay afloat

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

Nonchemical scald control

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

Improving Fruit Sorting Accuracy

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

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Brandt's assures food safety

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

Food safety first

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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 summer.

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Why apples bruise

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

New president for Snokist Growers

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