January 1st 2007 Issue

The New Mantra: Demand

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 “Increase consumption” has been the mantra of the U.S. apple industry for many years. As

Fruit breeding in New Zealand

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Crispie, various pear crosses, Maxie. Ray Schmitten, a pear grower in Cashmere, Washington, reports on a

Working for the industry’s good

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As well as working as a field horticulturist for more than 30 years and operating his own orchard, Good Fruit

Commercializing new varieties

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Washington State University’s tree fruit breeding programs are still years away from commercially releasing new

Testing task for apple tasters

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Much as Bruce Barritt likes apples, the task he faces is daunting. Dr. Barritt is

Six points to consider before varieties are released

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Six major points will need to be considered when new varieties are commercialized, says Washington State University apple breeder Dr.

Unity is theme of industry summit

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Vicky Scharlau (left) of the Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers and Robin Pollard of the Washington Wine

B.C. develops strategies for future success

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The British Columbia, Canada, tree fruit industry has hired a consultant to help producers position themselves to take advantage of

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