March 15th 2006 Issue

Marketer recommends percentage sales commission

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Washington State is one of the few fruit-producing regions in the United States where the marketers are paid a fixed

Taking the “art” out of pruning

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Orchard systems must evolve into highly efficient systems if growers are to stay competitive and profitable, says a Washington State

Scientists hope to improve cropping of Regina

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Oregon State University scientists are hoping to find ways to improve fruit set and productivity in Regina cherries, a new

Apple group looks into marketing orders

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The Washington Apple Growers Marketing Association is looking into how the volume of Washington apples going to market might be

Pest control important in market access

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Since a single live codling moth in a box of fruit has the potential to close a major export market,

New York to delay apple crop forecast

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The New York apple industry will be more cautious in estimating its crop this year. Last year, the industry’s first

Match cherry varieties with rootstocks

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Crop management of sweet cherries starts even before trees are planted. Matching productive characteristics of variety to the vigor

Economists called on to discuss profitability

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A new committee of the North Central Washington Fieldmen’s Association is bringing in speakers to talk to its members about

Growers report success with hornfaced bee

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A Michigan orchardist had nearly twice the volume of fruit in his sweet cherry blocks last year after using hornfaced

Fruit size matters

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Lots of small fruit or fewer big fruit—which makes more money for a grower? For answers, growers should analyze their

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