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After Ambrosia: ‘Where do we go from here?’

October 11th, 2018|0 Comments

B.C. apple growers looking for next variety after years of Ambrosia reliance.

  • 'Rave' (TM), 'First Kiss' (TM), MN #1955 apple from the University of Minnesota.

Variety Watch: An apple so nice, they named it twice

October 10th, 2018|0 Comments

Growers, inventors are hoping markets Rave about First Kiss.

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EverCrisp: A club for everyone

October 10th, 2018|0 Comments

EverCrisp apple’s open managed approach is getting enthusiastic marks from Midwest and Mid-Atlantic growers.

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Multileader makeover from old Red Delicious orchards

October 4th, 2018|0 Comments

Grafting old blocks trained to multileader systems brings high density without high replanting costs.

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2018 apple harvest by the numbers

October 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

Industry looks into crystal ball for 2018 forecast around the globe.

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Making sure Cosmic comes out Crisp – Video

September 27th, 2018|0 Comments

Growers learn from other growers on tour of some of the first commercial WA 38 plantings.

  • Matt Duke, a young grower from Spokane, Washington

Matt Duke, a young grower in Yakima, Washington

September 27th, 2018|0 Comments

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family background/Matt is the first generation of his family to work in agriculture. He has

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Hunting down a mysterious rot

September 26th, 2018|0 Comments

New apple disease may taint even pasteurized products, but where does it come from?

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New regulations over wine wastewater

September 25th, 2018|0 Comments

Reactions are mixed over new rule requiring many Washington state wineries to obtain a permit.

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Virginia is for wine lovers

September 25th, 2018|0 Comments

Vineyard acreage is expanding to keep up with state’s wine industry, now valued at $1.37 billion.

  • Interpera 10th World Pear Conference

A fruiting wall future

September 19th, 2018|0 Comments

Researchers push forward in search for dwarfing rootstocks, high-density systems for pears.

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Position matters when picking pears

September 18th, 2018|0 Comments

Studies show pear’s place in the tree canopy plays a big role in maturity, postharvest storage.

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A tale of two test plotters

September 12th, 2018|0 Comments

Oregon and Ohio growers share why they participate in test plots.

  • British Columbia farms

Cool cherry covers

September 12th, 2018|1 Comment

British Columbia growers using Mylar covers to help protect freshly picked cherries.

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IFTA B.C. tour: Some promising previews

September 10th, 2018|0 Comments

Summerland shows off a few of its up and coming cherry varieties at IFTA.

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IFTA B.C. tour: Light vision

September 5th, 2018|0 Comments

Researcher gauging use of spectrometer to aid in harvest decisions.

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IFTA B.C. tour: Lessons from Lake Country

September 4th, 2018|0 Comments

IFTA tour hosts share tips on growing cherries.

  • British Columbia farms

IFTA B.C. tour: Land of late and lucrative cherries – Video

August 30th, 2018|0 Comments

British Columbia growers double down to hit the late-season market.

  • Madeleine van Roechoudt

Madeleine van Roechoudt, a young grower from Lake Country, British Columbia

August 29th, 2018|0 Comments

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family background/ Madeleine continues a multigenerational farm that began north of Kelowna in 1949. The

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Vineyard sprayers: Applying knowledge

August 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

Washington State University sprayer evaluation helps growers optimize vineyard sprayer performance.

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A high-tech ball for berries

August 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

Berry Impact Recording Device rides along for harvest, packing.


Wine tech award winners

August 21st, 2018|0 Comments

New products help take the guesswork out of the vineyard.

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Tarts with a touch of romance

August 16th, 2018|1 Comment

University of Saskatchewan breeding program yields some surprising dwarf cherries.

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

Going undercover with drape netting

August 15th, 2018|0 Comments

U.S. universities embark on studies to examine drape netting over high-value apple orchards.

  • 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.

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Before you dig

August 6th, 2018|0 Comments

Simple check can avoid underground dangers.

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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.

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The new buzz for blossoms

July 30th, 2018|1 Comment

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|1 Comment

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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.

  • Examples of Redhaven peaches.

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.