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  • Bird control technology

Battling birds with lights, sounds : Videos

August 6th, 2018|0 Comments

Makers of new noise and laser deterrents promise birds won’t habituate to the technology.

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Be gone, starlings

August 6th, 2018|0 Comments

Bird control in British Columbia benefits from area-wide approach.

  • Mustard seed meal trial

Before you dig

August 6th, 2018|0 Comments

Simple check can avoid underground dangers.

  • Peshastin packing facility during harvest 2015

MCP treatments can be tricky

July 31st, 2018|0 Comments

New study confirms numerous factors that go into successfully using MCP on pears.

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A bad blightmare of a year

July 31st, 2018|0 Comments

Don’t stop cutting away fire blight after harvest, or a bad season will get worse.

  • Dropcopter prototype pollinator

The new buzz for blossoms

July 30th, 2018|0 Comments

Drones won’t replace bees for pollination, but they may help.

  • IFTA Study Tour 2018

Guilherme Fontanella Sander, a young grower from Vale do Sol, Brazil

July 27th, 2018|0 Comments

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family background / Guilherme grew up working alongside his father Renato and mother Edna at

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Handle Geneva 41 with care

July 18th, 2018|0 Comments

Popular G.41 rootstock takes extra work, but can succeed.

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Studying the rot of the problem

July 17th, 2018|0 Comments

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Sour rot can be a frustrating foe in vineyards, but after more than a decade

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Making history in the growing at Penn State

July 16th, 2018|0 Comments

Penn State Fruit Research and Extension Center celebrates 100 years of supporting growers.

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Taking on trellis with peach trees

July 11th, 2018|0 Comments

New innovations from Penn State promise increased yields, opportunity for mechanization.

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Study in quality controls will help manage peach mealiness

July 11th, 2018|0 Comments

Researcher examines effects of chilling, waxes and coatings on Ontario peaches.

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What makes a ‘cultural’ orchardist?

July 5th, 2018|0 Comments

Researchers examine how growers pick nonchemical pest management tactics.

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For cherries and blueberries, it pays to prey

July 5th, 2018|0 Comments

Research confirms benefits of kestrels for bird control.

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Two Northwest associations focused on trade finalize affiliation

July 5th, 2018|0 Comments

Northwest Fruit Exporters is now a member of the Northwest Horticultural Council.

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Too hot and cold in the Golden State

June 28th, 2018|3 Comments

Temperature tantrums abound for apricot, peach and cherry growers in California.

  • IFTA Study Tour 2018

Steven Murray Jr., a young grower from Bakersfield, California

June 28th, 2018|0 Comments

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family background / Steven has helped change Murray Family Farms’ business, adding farm markets and

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Divide to conquer pests?

June 21st, 2018|0 Comments

Boutique grower credits unconventional trellis system for pest and disease prevention.

  • Brandt's Fruit Trees apricot test orchard

Northern exposure

June 20th, 2018|0 Comments

See why Vineland apricots bred in Ontario are getting attention.

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Some promising cherry variety picks

June 19th, 2018|0 Comments

Why these sweet cherry varieties could find a place in Northwest orchards.

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EverCrisp release ramps up

June 13th, 2018|1 Comment

Midwest Apple Improvement Association marketing its first new apple.

  • Washington State University

WSU reveals its wild cider

June 12th, 2018|0 Comments

Students start cider apple breeding program to learn techniques.

  • Visit to Cornell Orchards.

New potential for old apples

June 12th, 2018|2 Comments

Cider demand renews interest for growing traditional varieties in modern orchard systems.

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Goodbye to all that

June 11th, 2018|0 Comments

After five years, my thanks to growers and the staff of this magazine.

  • Tart cherry harvest

Tart growers target Turkey

June 6th, 2018|0 Comments

U.S. tart cherry industry weighs legal challenge to low-price imports.

  • Kate Evans and the WSU breeding program

Plans within plants

June 5th, 2018|0 Comments

Managing sheer number of samples, volume of data is focus for breeding program.

  • Kate Evans and the WSU breeding program

Post-Cosmic question: What’s next?

June 5th, 2018|0 Comments

With launch of WA 38 underway, WSU’s apple breeding program hopes to build on successes.

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A mighty idea

May 31st, 2018|0 Comments

Mighty Tieton founder working to turn fruit labels into giant mosaics.

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Shredding research in Midwest vineyards

May 31st, 2018|0 Comments

MSU study finds some benefits in using mechanized leaf removal.

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Good Point: What growers want

May 30th, 2018|0 Comments

Washington tree fruit industry lays out technology priorities.

  • Elizabeth Bourcier, a young grower from Walla Walla

Elizabeth Bourcier, a young grower from Walla Walla, Washington

May 29th, 2018|1 Comment

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family background / Elizabeth studied winemaking and viticulture at Walla Walla Community College and California

  • Hood River Cherry Company

Growing at a high level

May 23rd, 2018|1 Comment

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Planting 60 percent Lapins. Wrapping trunks with insulation. Expecting some trees to die every year.

  • Sacramento California News - October 13, 2017

In case of smoke, take quick action

May 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

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Wine grape growers should keep insurance in mind if they see smoke on the horizon

  • Whole tree renewal

Putting Gisela to the test

May 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

MSU researcher studies performance on various training systems, finds insights for future studies.

  • Canoe Ridge Vineyard plantings

Small trees, big cherries?

May 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

Limited release of MSU’s dwarfing rootstocks gives growers a chance to experiment.

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Promoting native plants in vineyards

May 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

Will they prove worth the trouble for growers?

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The art of tart

May 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

Effort to match high-density tart cherries with over-the-row harvest technology aims to boost profitability.

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WSU names new associate dean of ag research

May 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

WSU names new associate dean of ag research

  • New Washington Fruit cherry line as harvest begins

Waste not wanted

May 17th, 2018|0 Comments

Postharvest tools, better communication can help fine-tune storage practices and improve packouts.

  • OSU Hood River extension center centenial celebration

Study support for pears

May 17th, 2018|0 Comments

Science panel seeks boost in funding to help with increasing costs of pear research projects.

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A sweet solution for cherries

May 17th, 2018|0 Comments

Montana’s cherries find another market as Tabletree juice.

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Ready to rally in Big Sky country

May 17th, 2018|0 Comments

Montana’s sweet cherry growers are hoping for a better year after the downturn of 2017.

  • Interpera 10th World Pear Conference

Thurlby: Complications in cherry forecast

May 17th, 2018|0 Comments

2018 brings an earlier start and cloud of tariffs over China.

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Meet WSU’s new breeder — Video

May 14th, 2018|0 Comments

Per McCord assumes duties with Washington State University’s stone fruit program.

  • Nick Anderson, a young grower from The Dalles, Oregon

Nick Anderson, a young grower from The Dalles, Oregon

May 14th, 2018|0 Comments

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family background/ Nick graduated from Columbia Gorge Community College, married Annabeth and has a young

  • 2018 International Fruit Tree Association New Zealand Study Tour and Conference

Growing from good to great in New Zealand

May 10th, 2018|0 Comments

Return to basics aids grower in troubled block of Jazz apples.

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Better ways to manage vine vigor

May 10th, 2018|0 Comments

Georgia researcher shares three tips for controlling growth in grapevines.

  • Milbrandt Vineyards' Ancient Lakes and Wahluke Slope vineyards

Should you spend now to save later?

May 10th, 2018|0 Comments

As labor costs rise, investing in vineyard mechanization will become increasingly cost-effective.

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Growers facing dilemma over drifting sprays

May 9th, 2018|0 Comments

Worker housing close to orchards may need to be vacated during pesticide applications, for now.

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Building for the future in Michigan

May 9th, 2018|0 Comments

Orchard invests in energy-saving labor housing, wins award from governor.