Good Fruit Grower

July 2016

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Page 2 of 39 Good Fruit Grower JULY 2016 3 The essential resource for growers Centerpiece 20 What's in your water? Researchers share simple steps for proper sampling methods in orchards and vineyards. FSMA Impact 24 In pursuit of pathogens How scientists are using whole genome sequencing to track foodborne illness outbreaks — and what it means for growers and packers. 29 Protect your customers by protecting your orchard Growers can take steps to limit the potential for contamination from dangerous microorganisms. Summer Fruits 8 String thinner 2.0 California cling peach grower modifies Darwin for nonplanar orchards — "Try it. It's a no-brainer." 12 Succession plan success The time to plan for the future is now — just ask the three generations of Bays Ranches, one of the largest canned apricot growers in California. 14 Mid-Atlantic marketing Eastern growers stay competitive with new peach and nectarine varieties. 18 Managing mummy berry Researchers aim to improve control of one of the most significant diseases of highbush blueberries. Researchers held a workshop on proper irrigation water testing techniques in Selah, Washington, in May. See what they had to say on page 20. TJ Mullinax/Good FruiT Grower

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