Featured stories about pears and organic appear in this issue.
Paul and Gérald Lussier have about 100 acres of apples and are part of the apple club that hired Natalie Tanguay 18 years ago. [...]
Steve Levasseur is president of the Federation of Apple Growers of Quebec, a powerful entity establishing prices and quality standards for Quebec apples.
For a [...]
The Arctic Granny and Arctic Golden keep their white flesh after slicing.
Photo Courtesy of Neal Carter
The core idea is simple and elegant.
Take iconic [...]
Left to right: Joseph Postman’s choice pears ranks are Devoe, the Asian pear Hosui, Ayers, Russet Bartlett, and Rousselet. Top inset is Summer Blood [...]
Though a no-organophosphate codling moth control program is more expensive at first, it’s not long before growers are saving money, says Bruce Kiyokawa, a [...]
The U.S. Apple Association, the Northwest Horticultural Council, and the British Columbia Fruit Growers’ Association have all stated their opposition to Arctic apples coming [...]
The latest release from WSU, WA 38, is an eye-catching, large, dark red apple with a remarkably firm, crisp, and juicy texture. It also [...]
Pear trees growing at the repository In spring (inset) and fall. As unique and individually colorful as are the fruit midseason.
As curator of the [...]
For many in the United States, when they think of pears, the image is of the fully ripe, yellow, fragrant, juicy Bartlett pear. But [...]
An areawide effort to control codling moth without organophosphate chemicals has resulted in better control of both codling moth and pear psylla as well [...]
The Wonder Weeder has cultivating heads that roll along the ground and eliminate vegetation. Designed to avoid tree damage, they also open up vole [...]
US 71655-014 has been tested in Hood River, Oregon, for ten years, and is expected to be released soon.
A new fireblight-resistant, European pear selection [...]
Safe food is an unobjectionable term. No one wants unsafe food.
To assure the safety of the produce sold to consumers, private grocery store chains [...]
Fruit packing cooperatives are becoming something of an oddity in the Washington tree fruit industry, which is dominated today by large, private, vertically integrated [...]
Champagne is the wine produced from grapes grown in the northernmost vineyards of France. Even before the Champagne method of producing sparkling wine was [...]
A new method of drying fruit using microwave heating and vacuum technology is being tested in a wide range of fruits and berries. Cherry [...]
Julie Pittsinger checks on her four-year-old planting of Pinot Meunier, one of the grapes traditionally used to make Champagne.
Julie and Bret Pittsinger, owners of [...]
Scientists are testing a sweet idea that might help organic cherry growers manage insects, birds, and diseases all in one go.
Organic growers have been [...]
David Granastein, sustainable agriculture specialist at Washington State University, takes a close look at the ingredients in Kyle Mathison’s compost. Cherry waste from Stemilt’s [...]