September 1st, 2008|0 Comments
Three-year-old Bartlett trees after pruning. The trees are filled with one- and two-year-old fruiting wood and some spurs. Summer pruning, Ethrel (ethephon) sprays,
It’s all about the pears. If you’re knee-deep in harvest, you’re likely not thinking much about promoting your fruit, but there
Fourteen tree fruit packers in eastern Washington State have together paid more than $600,000 in penalties over the past two
Hort Association hires Bruce Grim Orchardist and attorney Bruce Grim of Entiat, Washington, has been appointed executive director of the Washington State Horticultural Association
Lorne Doud, one of the founding members of the International Dwarf Fruit Tree Association, died on August 1 at the age of 92 in Wabash,
Apple Commission Changes Leadership Ken Severn has been appointed interim director of the Washington Apple Commission until the board hires a new president. Dave
Mike Roche’s Jewel label was a symbol of quality in the tree fruit industry; the Yak label was a play on the name
Conditioning of pears so they’re ready to eat when purchased can boost retail sales, but there’s a lack of consistency in how it’s being done,
Envy was offered first to growers of other ENZA varieties. Envy, the latest ENZA apple variety from New Zealand, will go
A new apple that doesn’t turn brown when cut and exposed to air has Enchanted was developed in Manjimup, Western
Isquierda: Un censor de presión que suene para alertar al trabajador de que está en el último travesaño. Derecha: Un ancla
Left: A pressure sensor that buzzes to alert workers they are on the last step. Right: A spade-shaped spike to keep the
Earlier this year, I was asked to project the future Bartlett pear volumes for the Pacific Northwest. The Pear Bureau
Open Tatura with two leaders, showing only one side of the two canopies. It is “open” because a strip about 0.5 meters (20
Don Weippert says processing pears are not profitable for growers unless they have very high yields. The negotiated base price of
by Geraldine Warner n independent report on global canned pear production supports claims by the U.S. processed pear industry that it is sensitive to
Cheap imported pears from China and Thailand are taking an increasing bite out of the market for canned pears in the United States. The U.S.
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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