December 2016 Issue

Industry groups lend plenty of opportunities for growers to get involved

2019-05-29T14:23:20-08:00December 29th, 2016|Apples, Cherries, December 2016 Issue, Grapes, International, Jared Johnson, Legal & Regulatory, Marketing, Pears, Ross Courtney, Stone fruits, Trade|

In Washington’s tree fruit industry, three state commissions, four federal marketing orders, numerous nonprofit associations and a few advisory committees

Finding the right people

2019-05-29T14:23:20-08:00December 29th, 2016|Apples, Cherries, December 2016 Issue, Grapes, Legal & Regulatory, News, Pears, Research, Ross Courtney, Stone fruits|

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.

B.C. pest management strategies build on deep roots

2019-05-29T14:23:21-08:00December 29th, 2016|Apples, December 2016 Issue, Insects and mites, Legal & Regulatory, Pest Management, Pesticides, Peter Mitham|

Traps throughout Fred Steele’s orchard in Kelowna are the first line of defense against a horde of new pests that growers in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley face.

Coastal California apple growers hold on through relationship with Martinelli’s

2019-05-29T14:23:21-08:00December 28th, 2016|Apples, December 2016 Issue, Images, Marcus Michelson, Media, People, Ross Courtney, TJ Mullinax, Trade, Varieties|

Noah Gizdich walks through the north part of the family ranch in Watsonville, California, where the family has planted