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New Technology

Featured stories covering new fruit industry technology in this issue.

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Share your know-how and grow-how — Great Lakes Expo preview

November 10th, 2016|0 Comments

Expert view: Individual growers must take on customer fears about GMOs and chemicals.

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Phenotyping in the field goes high-tech

November 25th, 2015|0 Comments

WSU researcher is using thermal infrared cameras and other sensor technologies to study fruit traits.

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Root pruning is making a comeback

November 24th, 2015|1 Comment

Old practice finds new application by solving modern problems in apples.

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Slice and sanitize to slow browning

November 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

New products are reported to slow browning and reduce microorganisms on fresh-cut produce.

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Help to salvage burned land

November 18th, 2015|0 Comments

Safety net programs are available to aid growers in wildfire disasters.

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After the Washington fires

November 17th, 2015|0 Comments

Packers work with insurers to recover from two wildfires that struck central Washington.

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Pome pathologist joins WSU

November 16th, 2015|0 Comments

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Plant pathologist Dr. Achour Amiri has joined Washington State University with the goal of helping apple and pear producers control postharvest diseases, particularly those that

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More profits from Concords

November 13th, 2015|0 Comments

Experimental design doubled Concord grape yields last year.

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Tough times on the concord belt

November 13th, 2015|0 Comments

Growers facing difficulties with both juice and wine grapes.

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Solar power becomes affordable

November 12th, 2015|0 Comments

Winery owners see switch to solar power as a good investment.

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Lasers guide new precision pruning tech

November 12th, 2015|0 Comments

A pre-pruner uses laser technology for more precise pruning to eliminate need for follow-up hand pruning.

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New grape harvester leaves MOG in the field

November 12th, 2015|0 Comments

Selective mechanical harvesters help improve wine quality by delivering cleaner fruit to wineries.

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UV light controls pathogens

November 4th, 2015|0 Comments

WSU scientists envision UV-C lights being installed on packing lines.

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Young artist wins $1,000 in apple art contest

November 2nd, 2015|0 Comments

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Claire Seaman, 17, a 2015 graduate of Cascade High School in Leavenworth, Washington, won the grand prize of $1,000 in the Washington Apple Education Foundation’s

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Growers tout crunch

November 2nd, 2015|0 Comments

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The New York Apple Growers Association, which is commercializing new apple varieties released by Cornell University’s breeding program, has changed its name to Crunch Time

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Residues are below MRLs

November 2nd, 2015|0 Comments

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The Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission has completed its 2015 trial to evaluate pesticide and fungicide residues on apples. No residues were found that exceeded

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Scientists join ARS Hall of Fame

November 2nd, 2015|0 Comments

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Dr. Ralph Scorza, research horticulturist and lead scientist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Appalachian Fruit Research Laboratory in Kearneysville, West Virginia, is one of

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University of Georgia honors peach grower

November 2nd, 2015|0 Comments

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The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences has presented South Carolina peach grower Jimmy Forrest with the college’s Alumni Award of Excellence.

Forrest,

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Chief operations officer retires from C&O Nursery

November 2nd, 2015|0 Comments

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Richard “Dick” Snyder has retired as chief operations officer of C&O Nursery based in Wenatchee, Washington. He was with the company for more than 42

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If netting is the future, what color?

November 2nd, 2015|0 Comments

WSU researchers study how netting colors prevent Honeycrisp sunburn.

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Jake Robison, a Young Grower from Chelan, Washington

October 30th, 2015|0 Comments

Jake is a fourth generation farmer who grows tree fruit on 120 acres. He’s the son of Dave and Karla Robison and nephew to Allen Robison.

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Washington still holds the organic edge

October 30th, 2015|0 Comments

Although Europe has extensive organic acreage, much of it is not very productive.