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New Equipment & Technology

Featured stories about new equipment and technology appear in this issue.

Winery startup costs

April 1st, 2008|0 Comments

A 10,000-case winery may provide the best rate of return and the shortest payback period, according to an analysis by two Washington State ­agricultural economists.

Good Stuff

April 1st, 2008|0 Comments

Orchard TractorsJohn Deere has introduced a line of tractors specially designed for the confined spaces and field conditions of orchards and vineyards. The three tractors

In the box

April 1st, 2008|0 Comments

Dear Good Fruit Grower: Growers need temporary workers, but they do not need to find those workers in foreign countries—they are already here. That requires

Quality above all

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The ability to control the volume of production may be a key to managed-variety programs, but it is far less important than the ability to

Last Bite

April 1st, 2008|0 Comments

The story behind the Yakima Valley's connection to World War II General and U.S. President Dwight David Eisenhower begins with the story of a young

How to compete for new varieties

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Competition among growers to participate in new, managed varieties will be fierce, and they will have to work hard to be involved, says Garry Langford,

Good Point, If We Come Under Fire

April 1st, 2008|0 Comments

How well protected are our growers and shippers if a full-fledged, media-driven, food-safety crisis were to hit our domestic marketplace of over 300 million people?

Chile expands cherry production

April 1st, 2008|0 Comments

It's pretty safe to say that Chilean sweet cherries, which begin shipping around the time many of us start thinking about Christmas shopping, will never

The Green-Red apple

April 1st, 2008|0 Comments

Modì is marketed in Europe as an environmentally friendly variety. Trees are being propagated for planting in North America. Modì is a new, deep red

Will there be enough water?

April 1st, 2008|0 Comments

The irrigation ditches her father dug have given way to automatic drip systems but Lorraine Bennest knows that even the most sophisticated system is useless

B.C. unveils an ag roadmap

April 1st, 2008|0 Comments

The British Columbia tree fruit industry reacted favorably to the Canadian province's recently unveiled agriculture plan, which focuses on promoting B.C. food products, reducing climate

Winery to-do list

April 1st, 2008|0 Comments

There's a long to-do list for anyone considering starting a winery. For many, siting, sourcing, and financing head up the list. Also close to the