January 15th 2019 Issue

Breeder is ready to grow Canadian program

By |January 29th, 2019|

Amrit Singh began work at Summerland Research and Development Centre knowing he has ‘big shoes to fill.’

Picking up the pace of picking apples

By |January 29th, 2019|

Michigan Apple Committee funds study to find ways to make harvest more efficient.

Advances in automation pump up pear packers

By |January 24th, 2019|

Packing line improvements point to progress on pesky pear packing problems.

A pick of packing house highlights

By |January 24th, 2019|

Packing house highlights: Kershaw innovates old-school style, Washington Fruit stacks with robots and Columbia Fruit finds new vision with improved tunnel.

Grape growers feeling the stress of berry splits

By |January 23rd, 2019|

Washington State University researcher studies the details of why grapes split.

Biofungicide shows promise for cherry packers

By |January 22nd, 2019|

First commercial use of natamycin in cherry packing last season reported successful.

High praise for growing under high tunnels

By |January 22nd, 2019|

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High tunnels are a great way to get more out of sweet cherries, including larger and earlier-ripening fruit. The question

When using MCP, know your warehouse goals

By |January 17th, 2019|

Timing of MCP treatment depends on the aim of postharvest management.

Go with the flow for cold storage efficiency

By |January 17th, 2019|

Considering airflow and efficient cold storage design helps protect fruit quality and lowers energy costs.

Cosmic contribution to Clean Plant Center

By |January 15th, 2019|

Using WA 38 graft wood fees, nursery institute donates funds for new growth chamber to Clean Plant Center Northwest.

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