Orchards and packing houses aren’t the only places in the fruit industry with a labor shortage. Universities also are struggling to hire researchers and educators needed to keep the industry ahead of pest pressures, prepared for food safety requirements, growing new varieties and in tune with emerging technology.
Expert view: Individual growers must take on customer fears about GMOs and chemicals.
Why change now? A Good Point by Sam Godwin
Devon’s family started out raising cattle in the Yakima Valley, then moved into hops, tree fruit and grapes.
California breeders continue efforts to develop early cherry varieties.
Round 3 cherry harvest projection drops from two weeks ago