April 1st 2008 Issue

Good Question: What looked good at the World Ag Expo?

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The World Ag Expo, held three days each February in Tulare, California, is touted by its organizers as the largest

Last apple orchard standing

By |April 1st, 2008|

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It wasn’t so long ago that California’s Cuyama Valley was filled with apple orchards, poised to be the next “hot”

In the box

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Dear Good Fruit Grower: Growers need temporary workers, but they do not need to find those workers in foreign

Quality above all

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The ability to control the volume of production may be a key to managed-variety programs, but it is far less

Last Bite

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The story behind the Yakima Valley’s connection to World War II General and U.S. President

How to compete for new varieties

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Competition among growers to participate in new, managed varieties will be fierce, and they will have to work hard to

Good Point, If We Come Under Fire

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How well protected are our growers and shippers if a full-fledged, media-driven, food-safety crisis were to hit our domestic marketplace

Target fruit

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Just shifting the crop towards larger sizes can have a major impact on returns. Target fruit

Good Point, Technological Transformation

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I suppose I can’t hide forever. I’ve worked in the Washington tree fruit industry for nearly ten years, managed

Ripe pears with better flavor

By |April 1st, 2008|

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A new and convenient pear conditioning system results in ripe pears with more flavor and aroma than conventional ­conditioning methods,

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