Hopes are high that new technology can improve Michigan reds.
Specialist Rob Blakey makes industrywide recommendations for postharvest pear ripening.
Colleagues carry on cherry and pear postharvest projects of the late Yan Wang of Oregon State University, with some intriguing new findings.
A thin film of gum acacia shows promise to prevent splitting in packing house trials.
Former information-technology specialist uses computer skills in pick-your-own venture.
The fewer grower cooperatives packing fruit in the industry today still play crucial role.