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Spray guide offers tree row volume spraying tips

June 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

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The 2015 New Jersey Commercial Tree Fruit Production Guide devotes six pages to the subject

Matching the spray to the tree

June 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

As canopy volume has decreased, growers would like to use less pesticide.

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Those rotten Honeycrisp

June 22nd, 2015|0 Comments

Among the cultivar’s many problem features is exceptional susceptibility to fruit rots.

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How to manage young Honeycrisp

June 18th, 2015|0 Comments

Crop load management is critical for return bloom and good tree growth.

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Reds still dominate apple exports

June 18th, 2015|0 Comments

Club varieties are too expensive when freight and duties are added.

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Ambrosia restrictions to end

June 18th, 2015|0 Comments

By 2019, Ambrosia will be an open variety in both the United States and Canada. But it won’t do well in all locations, growers are warned.

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A direct link to consumers

June 18th, 2015|0 Comments

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Direct marketers—those folks, mostly in the East, who sell most of the fruit they grow

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Clubs are changing how apples are marketed — and priced

June 16th, 2015|0 Comments

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The Honeycrisp apple is a Cinderella story. A somewhat homely apple, almost rejected from its

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Clubs exclude many growers

June 9th, 2015|0 Comments

Varieties are managed to create a controlled scarcity of product.

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New apple varieties excite consumers

June 9th, 2015|0 Comments

But there's not room in the grocery store for all the contenders.

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Apple varieties from A to Z

June 8th, 2015|0 Comments

Sink your teeth into this alphabet of apples

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Evan Kruse, Young Grower from Roseburg, Oregon

June 2nd, 2015|0 Comments

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grower / Roseburg, Oregon
age / 34
crops /  Diversified farm with fruits and hay
business / Kruse

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Will Honeycrisp become a victim of its popularity?

June 2nd, 2015|0 Comments

Will Honeycrisp become a victim of its popularity?

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Who’s going to sell all these apples?

June 1st, 2015|0 Comments

And who's going to buy them?

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Corr: Consumers decide

June 1st, 2015|0 Comments

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The June 2015 issue of Good Fruit Grower examines how new varieties are changing the

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How many apple varieties are too many?

June 1st, 2015|0 Comments

The proliferation of new varieties is producer driven, not a result of pent-up consumer demand.

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Student wines toast WSU Wine Science Center’s opening

June 1st, 2015|0 Comments

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Washington’s wine industry will fittingly toast the grand opening of the new Wine Science Center

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Industry celebrates WSU’s wine science center

June 1st, 2015|0 Comments

World-class research and teaching facility elevates Washington in the wine world.

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Oregon Cherry Growers co-op positioned for growth

May 30th, 2015|0 Comments

Cooperative is focused on expanding value-added products.

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Brining key to cherry processing

May 29th, 2015|0 Comments

Brine solution makes cherry processing a year-round operation.

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Oregon cherry cooperative president feels connection with farmers

May 29th, 2015|0 Comments

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In the two years since Tim Ramsey’s hiring as president and chief executive, Oregon Cherry

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12 tips for selling to multiple wineries

May 28th, 2015|0 Comments

Growers must be matchmakers when selling to wineries.

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Exports benefit B.C. cherry growers

May 27th, 2015|0 Comments

Growers are feeling positive as export opportunities ease margin woes.

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Cherries give fruit flies a boost

May 27th, 2015|0 Comments

Spotted wing drosophila’s wide host range makes it difficult for orchardists to control the pest.

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Is ‘Grape Virus Tax’ hitting your pocketbook?

May 26th, 2015|0 Comments

A new study estimates the economic losses from grape leafroll disease.

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Study shows value of high-density cherry systems

May 26th, 2015|0 Comments

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Stefano Musacchi, who was hired in 2013 to fill Washington State University’s endowed chair in

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Remove cherry virus infected trees quickly

May 26th, 2015|0 Comments

There is no cure for little cherry virus. Removing trees will help stop it spreading.

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The seven cherry training systems

May 26th, 2015|0 Comments

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Kym Green Bush

The Kym Green Bush (KGB) is the only system of the eight that

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Training sweet cherries

May 26th, 2015|0 Comments

New guide gives step-by-step details for managing cherries in seven different systems.

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Cherries harvested as berries

May 26th, 2015|0 Comments

A Utah researcher joins others who want to change how cherries are grown and harvested.

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Optimizing cherry quality during export

May 26th, 2015|0 Comments

Choosing the right MAP liner can improve fruit quality.

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New cherry varieties wanted urgently

May 26th, 2015|0 Comments

Growers are frustrated by the pace of WSU’s sweet cherry breeding.

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Early cherry is on fast track

May 26th, 2015|0 Comments

WSU’s elite selection matures a little after Chelan.

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Montana cherry growers save the best till last

May 22nd, 2015|0 Comments

For many years, Montana sweet cherries were marketed as the tail end of the Washington State crop, not having much of an identity of their own. But more recently, growers in Montana have worked to project a better image of what they think are better cherries and to get a better price for them.

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WSU team taking on cherry disease

May 18th, 2015|0 Comments

Little cherry virus 2 is spread by mealybugs

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Calcium improves cherry quality

May 18th, 2015|0 Comments

Calcium in field sprays and added to cooling water reduced pitting and improved cherry firmness.

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California expects a moderate cherry crop

May 18th, 2015|0 Comments

Maturity was running a week ahead of normal, minimizing any overlap with the Northwest cherry season.

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Why go with Arctic GMO apple?

May 18th, 2015|4 Comments

There are apple varieties that naturally don’t turn brown.

Lewis-Clark Valley appellation proposed

May 15th, 2015|0 Comments

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The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau published a notice of proposed rulemaking on

New requirement for growers to receive crop insurance

May 15th, 2015|0 Comments

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There’s a new requirement for growers who receive federal crop insurance premium support.

The 2014 Farm

California Fresh Fruit Association elects officers

May 15th, 2015|0 Comments

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David Jackson of Family Tree Farms in Reedley, California, was re-elected chair of the board

Mathison joins 40 under 40

May 15th, 2015|0 Comments

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West Mathison, president of Stemilt Growers, Wenatchee, Washington, has been named as one of Vance

Alegria chairs apple board

May 15th, 2015|0 Comments

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Jon Alegria, president of CPC International Apple Company in Tieton, Washington, has succeeded Barbara Walkenauer

Apple imports from China allowed

May 15th, 2015|0 Comments

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture has published a final rule that will allow Chinese apples

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Match vintage with wine style

May 13th, 2015|0 Comments

There is a market for cool vintage wines.

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Fixing H-2A

May 13th, 2015|0 Comments

Agricultural Employers new president Fred Leitz sees it as top priority.

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Get ready for H-2A paperwork

May 13th, 2015|0 Comments

H-2A has its faults, but it’s not about to go away.

Who needs health coverage?

May 13th, 2015|0 Comments

Seasonal workers, including guest workers, might qualify.

New way with H-2A

May 13th, 2015|0 Comments

Organizations work out ways to make H-2A labor program more user-friendly.

Making workers take breaks is not always easy

May 13th, 2015|0 Comments

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Attorneys advise growers to ensure their workers take rest breaks so they don’t fall foul