May 1st 2007 Issue

Market is ready for more organics

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In the next three years, Washington’s organic tree fruit industry is set to grow as much as it has in

Are organic apples better quality

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Organic apples may be firmer and have better storability than apples grown conventionally, a Washington State University study suggests. In

China's apple production shifts

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A demonstration and research orchard in China’s Shaanxi Province. China’s apple production is increasing in its

Sustainable marketing

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Fruit growers in Switzerland say they have solved the problem of how to get retailers to handle unknown apple varieties.

Mulling over mulches

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David Granatstein, who has studied mulches in tree fruit and organic systems, believes that some

Organic on the rise

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The marketing outlook for organic tree fruit is healthy, but organic marketer Matt Miles cautions conventional growers against making the

Flavonoid-rich foods favored

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Apples, pears, and red wine may help reduce coronary heart disease and cardiovascular disease in postmenopausal women because of their

Mulch considerations

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David Granatstein, Washington State University, recommends growers consider the following before using a mulch.

Stemilt is set to grow

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Stemilt Growers, Inc., Wenatchee—already one of the largest tree fruit growing, packing, and marketing operations in Washington State—is projecting phenomenal

Boosting on-farm income

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Jane Eckert, who pursued a career in corporate marketing before returning to her large family farm operation, now

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