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Postharvest Issue

Featured stories about postharvest topics in this issue.

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Sierra Williams, a Young Grower from Cedaredge, Colorado

February 24th, 2016|2 Comments

Sierra, a fifth-generation tree fruit grower, is one of three siblings and is the daughter of Dan and Connie Williams.

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300 pages on pears

January 29th, 2016|0 Comments

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The Book of Pears is a fine resource for the pear aficionado. Author Dr. Joan Morgan painstakingly traces the history of the pear, starting with

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Family Legacy

January 28th, 2016|0 Comments

New McDougall and Sons orchard honors the past and heralds the future.

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Race to the top: Honeycrisp growing pressures

January 28th, 2016|0 Comments

As Honeycrisp production increases, growers feel the pressure to produce fruit sooner rather than later.

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H-2A is expensive but essential

January 28th, 2016|0 Comments

McDougall and Sons takes pride in its housing camps.

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Remarkable Marquette

January 27th, 2016|1 Comment

The Minnesota variety could be nice addition for cooler-climate vineyards.

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Saving cherries from the birds

January 27th, 2016|1 Comment

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Cherry growers sometimes feel like they’re growing fruit mainly for the birds, but there is new information that can help them make informed decisions about

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Seeking retail space

January 26th, 2016|0 Comments

Retail space is at a premium, with growth in the number of products and organics.

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Keeping pears firm

January 25th, 2016|0 Comments

More research ahead for compound to improve pear firmness.

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Key to watering Concord grapes

January 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

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Low water years pose additional challenges for Pacific Northwest Concord growers, who are already dealing with low prices.

However, there are steps growers can take to

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Strategies for saving water

January 22nd, 2016|2 Comments

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Growers of early-season peach varieties in California’s Central Valley may be able to conserve water without significantly affecting yields by cutting postharvest irrigation in half.

An

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Changing climate impacts Northwest

January 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

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Agriculture is a major player in the economy of the Columbia River Basin that spans several states in the Pacific Northwest and Canada, and the

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Fruit growers brace for potential drought … again

January 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

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Floating pumps. Recycling sewage for irrigation. Tens of millions of dollars in federal grants for water projects.

Irrigation districts in the western United States are taking

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Learning to fight Listeria

January 21st, 2016|1 Comment

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Kathleen Glass started working at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Food Research Institute 30 years ago, studying various microbes — primarily those turning up in the