Featured stories about grapes and more in this issue.
Come on, get Happi
A precocious summer pear with a wide window of eating quality looks to find a spot in the supermarket.
Nationwide study underway to determine the value of wild bees.
Flesh browning in Gala
Disorder can disrupt long-term Gala storage.
Pear evaluators learn ‘aggressive sniffing’ to determine consumer preferences
Washington State University and Oregon State University food scientists begin pear evaluations.
Growing pains for pear growers
Study shows financial hurdles to breaking into Oregon’s pear industry.
Cherry building blocks
Tart industry still seeking ideal variety.
Mapping vineyard variability
Michigan dips its toe into precision viticulture technologies.
Regional rise for Midwest apples
Family has big plans for apple industry in the Upper Mississippi River region.
Winery weathering through uncertain weather
Improving flexibility is the key to managing logistics amid sudden weather changes.
Ask the hard questions
Ag stress management programs aim to prevent farmer suicide.
Motivated for mental health
Washington rural health care access law touches on stress management.
DeVaney: A new year ahead
After these unprecedented years, the tree fruit industry should take the opportunity to reflect on our successes so far and the opportunities ahead of us.
Dininny: Another year of Good Fruit tidings
We’re looking forward to joining you at the hort shows and beyond.
Smart Orchard 2.0
Progress underway in second season of sensor-packed apple blocks to understand how the emerging tech can benefit orchards.
Probing a problem
New task force hopes to drive renewed research and extension attention to codling moth control.
Aylin Moreno, a young grower from the Tri-Cities, Washington
Aylin is a first-generation farmer, graduated from Washington State University and obtained a master’s degree from University of Washington. She is the daughter of Sandra Espinoza and Hugo Moreno.
Learning from the ground up: 2021 Good Fruit Grower of the Year
A relentless search for innovative ideas and industry contributions make Mike Robinson the 2021 Good Fruit Grower of the Year.
“It all has to go together”: 2021 Good Fruit Grower of the Year
Grower of the Year Mike Robinson says horticulture requires big thinking.
The next frontier: 2021 Good Fruit Grower of the Year
Robinson advocates for boosting soil health research for tree fruit.
Find familiar faces at WSTFA Annual Meeting
Retired research manager Willett, frequent flyer Zeihan to speak at in-person Northwest hort show.
Time to talk climate change
Great Lakes EXPO session to discuss the “elephant in the room.”
Apple industry growing young leaders
USApple program has its eye on the future.
Virtual spotlight on Washington agriculture
A video tour for scientists showcases Washington orchardists who are blazing new trails in fruit production.
Computerized carts — Video
Two robotic worker-assist cart manufacturers attract venture capital funding, seek niches in specialty crop production.