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SUMMER FRUITS JULY 2012 www.goodfruit.com VOL. 63, NO. 12
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Choosing a peach rootstock: Most plantings are on seedling roots, but growers have other choices.
Increased acreage for Florida peaches: Acerage is growing in areas traditionally devoted to citrus.
Living with plum pox? Canadians opt for containment program in Ontario.
U.S. canned pear industry is in flux: Northwest cannery numbers have shrunk from 11 to 3 in one decade.
Exit of Truitt Brothers helps consolidate pear processing
Extended Stemilt cherry season: The company expects to pick cherries from May 5 to September 5.
New low-chill cherry has resistance to doubling
Despite unprofitable years, B.C. growers remain optimistic
Delayed sunburn shows up late: Granny Smiths yellowed from delayed sunburn sell for half the price.
Eastern states lack fruit: Michigan will have only 10 percent of last years apple volume.
No rise in British Columbia piece rate
Pacific Northwest canned pear assessment rate drops
Nematode-resistant rootstocks: The new Matador, Minataur, and Kingfisher rootstocks are resistant to aggressive strains of root-knot nematodes.
Rootstocks dont affect wine: In a major study, no difference was found in wine quality between own-rooted vines and those on rootstocks.
Focus on soil health: When there are nematode problems, nematoades are rarely the sole issue.
In The Box
Good To Go
Last Bite: Friar plum
Good To Know: Consumers prefer WA 2- Dr. Kate Evans and Carolyn Ross, Washington State University
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