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Harvest/Buyer’s Guide

Featured stories covering summer harvest including our annual Buyer’s Guide appear in this issue.

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Fresh-cut path for Woot Froot

August 28th, 2015|0 Comments

Kim Gaarde did the impossible by bringing fresh-sliced pears, peaches, and nectarines to consumers.

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Results rise with adjuvants

August 27th, 2015|0 Comments

Bread yeast shows potential for improving pesticide performance.

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Hedging to improve quality

August 26th, 2015|0 Comments

A Washington grower-packer foresees multiple benefits from mechanical pruning.

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Help with hedging

August 25th, 2015|1 Comment

When can mechanical pruning be done and will it increase fruit sunburn?

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Growers transition to fresh market apples

August 24th, 2015|0 Comments

Growers are moving from processing to fresh apple varieties, but it takes time.

Processed apples have a future

August 20th, 2015|0 Comments

While fresh is all the rage, processing varieties won’t disappear overnight—and maybe never.

Embrace wine diversity

August 19th, 2015|0 Comments

A veteran winemaker gives tips on making wines from cool and warm sites.

  • Julia Kock at Klipsun Vineyard

Warm and cool site challenges

August 18th, 2015|0 Comments

Yield management is critical when growing Cabernet Sauvignon in a cool site.

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A new way of life

August 18th, 2015|0 Comments

Derek Way and his family are leaving their bucolic life in Pasco to move to a major city in China.

Friend of the Young Child

August 17th, 2015|0 Comments

Darrell Collins earned the title by helping young Hispanic students learn English.

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Safe product repels drosophila

August 17th, 2015|0 Comments

Butyl anthranilate also deters egg laying by spotted wing drosophila flies.

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Apple consumption needs a boost

August 11th, 2015|1 Comment

More resources should be devoted to promoting Washington apples, an economist says.

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SnapDragon lacks vigor

August 11th, 2015|0 Comments

New variety has a snappy flavor, but is no dragon when it comes to tree growth.

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Should domestic apple promotions be revived?

August 7th, 2015|0 Comments

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It’s been a decade since the Washington Apple Commission ended its domestic promotion program, after working for more than 60 years to establish Washington apples

Developing tomorrow’s workforce

August 7th, 2015|1 Comment

WSU is working with the tree fruit industry to address its increasing need for qualified employees.

  • Jim Baird and the Cloudview Ecofarms

Ecofarm raises food awareness

August 7th, 2015|0 Comments

People want to know where their food comes from and how it’s grown, says Washington grower Jim Baird.

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FairWeigh system for fair pay

August 3rd, 2015|0 Comments

WSU develops in-the-field weighing system for picking buckets.

  • Young Grower Manuel Martinez Jr.

Manuel Martinez Jr., a Young Grower from Royal City, Washington

August 3rd, 2015|0 Comments

Four months out of Wenatchee Valley College, Manuel talks with Good Fruit Grower about why he pursued a career in farming and orchard management.

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Magic water

August 3rd, 2015|0 Comments

Electrolyzed water is making waves in storage and packing house sanitation.