October 1st, 2009|0 Comments
New apple varieties released by Washington State University will not be club varieties. Dr. Jim McFerson, manager of the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission,
Brad Hamner of Carnegie Mellon University walks alongside an autonomous vehicle as it moves down the rows in Washington State University’s research orchard
Retired WSU apple breeder Dr. Bruce Barritt checks another promising selection in an evaluation plot in a commercial orchard.
Washington State University has granted an exclusive
A group called New York Apple Growers, LLC, has been formed to commercialize apple varieties developed by Cornell University, New York. Roger Lamont, chair
High density often translates into higher production in tree fruit, but in Concord juice grapes, Dr. Markus Keller has found that the opposite occurs.
Apple-growing regions across the United States are reporting full crops this season. The U.S. Apple Association estimates the total 2009 national apple crop (fresh
Yakima orchardist Ed Bannister adopted the Pyramid brand name in 1915 after purchasing his first five acres of orchard. He had more than
Kirk Kemp says a buy-local trend has boosted his company’s sales. Ontario’s apple industry was facing serious challenges four years ago
Protect fruit from sunburn Purfresh of Fremont, California, reports that the company’s solar protectant, Purshade, has reduced physical sun-related damage on several apple varieties
The Specialty Crop Research Initiative has awarded a $3.9-million grant for research on new ways of producing, processing, and marketing sweet cherries. Dr. Matt Whiting,
The 2009 cherry export season in Japan did not live up to the Northwest industrys expectations because of a delay in implementing a systems approach
Washington’s farms and ranches reached a record value of production for crops and livestock in 2008. Agriculture accounts for more than 12 percent of our
Orchard systems have gone through dynamic changes over the past 50 years. High-density plantings and dwarfing rootstocks have allowed growers to make changes in production
Lynn Long discusses the fumigation in a new Regina cherry block at the Omeg orchard at The Dalles, Oregon.
Cherry growers may balk at the cost
Good to Know A research report from David Sugar, Oregon State University; Elizabeth Mitcham, University of California, Davis; and Eugene Kupferman,
Dr. Joan Davenport holds a Concord leaf during a summer field day to emphasize the importance of using whole leaves for nutrient analysis
by Dr. Lerry Lacey and Geraldine Warner A fungus that emits gaseous compounds is being tested as a fumigant for quarantine treatments of apples.
New apple varieties from Washington State University will be evaluated and commercialized under the following general guidelines. The fees and royalties are suggested amounts and
Members of the breeding program’s Industry Advisory Council are: Brent Milne, Bob Brammer, Bruce Allen, Bryon McDougall, Dale Goldy, Dan Flick, Dave Allan, Dave Gleason,
March 6th, 2017|0 Comments
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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