September 1st, 2007|0 Comments
Dr. Matt Whiting’s new system for growing sweet cherries—nicknamed the UFO—turns convention on its head.
Typically, when establishing a new cherry orchard, growers head back the
Bob Brewer calls it a “Bobcat on steroids with a big dental problem.” Dan McCarthy calls it a blessing. It’s a 100-horsepower skid steer machine—a
An analysis of the cost of producing fresh pears in a standard medium-density orchard illustrates the urgency of adopting more efficient and profitable systems for
Wade Wolfe said it’s only a matter of a few years before Riesling becomes the next overplanted grape The renewed popularity
Regina cherries are harvested at Don Nusom’s orchard at Gervais, Oregon. Ever since Oregon Agricultural College horticulture professor Ronald Wiegand developed
Oregon State University is evaluating more than 400 potential pear rootstocks from the Horner series in the hope of finding
WSU Extension educator Tim Smith discusses a demonstration planting of d’Anjou pears Pear growers who plan to be in the
India is the second most populous country in the world with 1.1 billion potential Washington apple consumers. Its middle class is equal to the entire
Riesling, the wine that put Washington State on the map, has come full circle. Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery, based in Woodinville, Washington, gained national
The volume of U.S. pear exports has declined over the past few years, but the value of exports continues to increase, reports Jeff Correa, director
The International Trade Commission is studying the canned fruit industries of China, Greece, and Spain to help U.S. canned fruit producers to better understand their
Leopard moth larva on the mined trunk of a young pear tree. With about 12,000 hectares (almost 30,000 acres) of pears
Canned pear consumption and West Coast Bartlett pear production have both declined over the past few years. Last season, the West Coast produced
Southern Oregon pear growers have a long history of growing Comice and are able to use the precocious quince rootstocks
Gary Moulton, at Washington State University in Mount Vernon, is impressed with Taylor’s Gold. While growers in the drier areas of
This spring, Scott Smith of Tonasket, Washington, was optimistic that his sixth-leaf Taylor’s Gold pear trees would finally produce a crop, but in May the
Growing the new Taylor’s Gold pear has been an emotional roller coaster for Geoff Thornton, and the ride’s not over
July 26th, 2016|0 Comments
Perhaps no two words have frustrated U.S. fruit growers more — growers who believe their products are already safe and healthy for consumers.
June 20th, 2016|1 Comment
Grower Rob Wyles thinks he has a winner.
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