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Trunk diseases are a growing problem
Dirty plant material blamed for vine decline in Canada and California.
Retirements reduce Cornell’s tall spindle apple team
Stephen Hoying, Alison DeMarree both joined program in 1982.
From Paris to pears
Once a top Dior sales rep, Gordy Sato tops the pools with his pears.
Inmates help with grape research
Most spider mite research projects involve the tedious work of counting spider mites—peering down a microscope to count tiny specks on leaves. Some would even
New spider mite found in Washington
Willamette spider mite has been detected for the first time in Washington grapes.
Chilled by ICE
Immigration and Customs Enforcement activity is relentless.
Pears shine bright in Golden State
Acreage removal in California has stabilized, and grower returns have been good.
Growers are optimistic
Northwest farm families expect their revenue to increase.
Eastern growers plant new pear
Canadians are planting fire blight-resistant Harovin Sundown at high densities using biaxis trees.
Processors pay more for pears
Northwest processors need to secure tonage.
Kevin & Mark Stennes, Young Growers from Pateros, Washington
Stennes twins talk about growing organics tree fruit operation.
Diamond and Gem
Diamond Fruit sees great potential in new variety.
First Bite: Meet the new guy
Jared Johnson joins Good Fruit Grower
In The Box: The joy of harvest
From left, Camden Wheatcroft, Casey Boullioun, José Rodriguez, and Nick Haas, who worked this summer at Bob and Carol Brown’s orchard at Stemilt Hill
A note about our latest Pear cover
Nancy Born displays her retirement giftfrom Geraldine Warner. Readers who enjoy editor Geraldine Warner’s in-depth reports have a new reason to appreciate her
Good Point: Success in pear marketing
Change can be uncomfortable, but is unavoidable. One key to change is adaptation, being aware of and flexible to the trends of change.
B-be-bee beard photo wins ag communications award
Visiting bee scientist Jakub Gabka of Poland at bee beard event at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility at UC Davis.
Year-end shipping reports to be required
The Washington State Department of Agriculture plans to require Washington apple shippers to submit season-end reports on the volume of fruit they shipped. Shippers are
See WA 38 (Cosmic Crisp apple)
A WA 38 apple grown near Quincy, Washington on Sept. 18, 2013. (TJ Mullinax/Good Fruit Grower) Washington State University has scheduled two field