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Postharvest

Featured stories covering postharvest strategies appear in this issue.

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B.C. extends replant help

January 26th, 2015|0 Comments

British Columbia adds $8.4 million to program.

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Strategies for Honeycrisp

January 26th, 2015|0 Comments

Scientists respond to questions about harvest and storage practices.

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How to measure Honeycrisp qualities

January 26th, 2015|0 Comments

Titratable acidity, chlorophyll, and dry matter concentration may be tools to predict quality and storage potential.

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Packing apples in Italy

January 22nd, 2015|0 Comments

Presizing and presorting apples into storage changes the way apples are packed in Italy.

Bigger crops ahead

January 21st, 2015|0 Comments

Growers will need to produce niche varieties and maximize production efficiency, marketers say.

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Predicting cold hardiness of grapes

January 21st, 2015|0 Comments

WSU model is used by U.S. and international grape growers.

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Douglas Fruit finds its niche

January 20th, 2015|2 Comments

The family business specializes in organic stone fruits.

Beating the odds

January 20th, 2015|0 Comments

Packing lines should be designed with more concern about food safety, says fruit grower and packer Warren Morgan.

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Blake Slaybaugh, Young Grower from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

January 20th, 2015|0 Comments

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grower / Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
age / 20
crops / apples, peaches
business / Mt. Ridge Farms
other experience / Blake is a fifth-generation orchardist and participated in a one-year

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Cold winters can damage grapevine roots

January 20th, 2015|0 Comments

Irrigation after harvest is critical in preventing cold damage to roots.

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Making peace with pears

January 19th, 2015|0 Comments

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Being in a packing house at the height of harvest always amazes me. I am fascinated at all the interconnected pieces that take the fruit

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Financing farming dreams

January 15th, 2015|0 Comments

Loan programs are invaluable to beginning growers.

Loans for new farmers

January 15th, 2015|0 Comments

The biggest challenges for young growers are lack of access to capital and land.

Remaining competitive

January 15th, 2015|0 Comments

Ignoring change puts your business at risk.

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Mason bees generating buzz

January 15th, 2015|0 Comments

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Mason bees have the potential to help tree fruit growers in the Pacific Northwest to significantly improve yields, according to four bee suppliers who say

Improved pheromones receive U.S. approval

January 15th, 2015|0 Comments

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Semios, a supplier of precision pest management tools based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, has received approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for three

New apple and pear thinner introduced in Europe

January 15th, 2015|0 Comments

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Brevis is a novel new thinning chemical for apples and pears that will be marketed in Europe this year.

It was introduced by ADAMA Agricultural Solutions

Cherry growers recognized for innovative campaign

January 15th, 2015|0 Comments

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The Asia Fruit international award for the best 2014 marketing campaign, won jointly by Northwest Cherry Growers and two Chinese companies, was presented to the

Stokes scholarship established

January 15th, 2015|0 Comments

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A scholarship endowment fund has been established in the name of Tom Stokes to recognize his work as chief executive officer of the fruit processing cooperative

Washington Fruit expands

January 15th, 2015|0 Comments

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Washington Fruit and Produce company is building a new apple packing facility at River Road, Yakima, which is expected to be completed by the end

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Grow domestic apple market, analyst urges

January 15th, 2015|0 Comments

The Washington apple industry can’t rely only on exports to absorb increasing volumes.

A prize pick!

January 9th, 2015|0 Comments

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We asked 4-year-old Ciara Mullinax to pull a name from the hundreds of readers who entered our drawing for an Apple iPad during the recent