Featured stories covering postharvest in this issue.
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A flash of enhancement for red grapes
Hopes are high that new technology can improve Michigan reds.
Great grape growth in Michigan
Economic study shows soaring winery industry.
The ripe way for pears in postharvest
Specialist Rob Blakey makes industrywide recommendations for postharvest pear ripening.
After loss, important postharvest research continues
Colleagues carry on cherry and pear postharvest projects of the late Yan Wang of Oregon State University, with some intriguing new findings.
Researchers discover a coat of armor for cherries
A thin film of gum acacia shows promise to prevent splitting in packing house trials.
Michigan growers go local with cherries
Growth looks promising in Michigan's fresh cherry market.
John Grubb, a young grower from Wenatchee, Washington
family background/ John is a fourth-generation cherry grower who pursued degrees in sustainable agriculture, integrated plant science and fruit and vegetable management before
Ohio grower adds a touch of tech to his orchard
Former information-technology specialist uses computer skills in pick-your-own venture.
Finding success the cooperative way
The fewer grower cooperatives packing fruit in the industry today still play crucial role.
The challenges of storing organic apples
Last season, Washington harvested 13 million boxes of organic apples and even more are expected this year, which means that packing houses will need to
Midsize growers will feel the squeeze
Tree fruit industry poised for consolidation, banker says.
Blakey: Important lessons at Postharvest Fruit School
Washington State University event scheduled for March 20-22.
Great export expectations
If the 2016-2017 apple export season was decent — and it was — this season should be great. That’s what industry officials predict. This