Good Fruit Grower

September 2016

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4 SEPTEMBER 2016 Good Fruit Grower Good Fruit Grower is on Twitter and Facebook. Follow us @goodfruit grower. Like us at goodfruitgrower. Managing Editor O. Casey Corr •  509-853-3512 Senior Editor Shannon Dininny •  509-853-3522 Associate Editors Ross Courtney •  509-930-8798 Dave Weinstock •  616-970-4735 Advertising Manager Doug Button •  509-853-3514 Advertising Sales Rick Larsen •  509-853-3517 Theresa Currell •  509-853-3516 Design/Production Manager Jared Johnson •  509-853-3513 Digital Producer TJ Mullinax •  509-853-3519 Audience Development Manager Maria Fernandez •  509-853-3515 Advisory Board Ofelio Borges, Lindsay Hainstock, Denny Hayden, Gwen Hoheisel, Steve Hoying, Jim Kelley, Desmond Layne, Jim McFerson, Ian Merwin, Todd Newhouse, Don Olmstead, Mercy Olmstead, Marvin Owings, Mark Roy, Mark Tudor, Chris Van Well, Mike Willett, Mike Wittenbach U.S. SUBSCRIPTIONS: $35 per year, $75 3 years. CANADIAN SUBSCRIPTIONS: $85 per year, $155 2 years, $225 3 years (U.S. funds, Canadian G.S.T. included: G.S.T. Registration #135100949). SUBSCRIPTIONS OUTSIDE U.S.A. & CANADA: $100 per year (payment by credit card only). Single copies of current issues are $5. To subscribe, call 1-800-487-9946. Good Fruit Grower (ISSN 0046-6174) is published semimonthly January through May, and monthly June through December, by the Washington State Fruit Commission, 105 South 18th Street, Suite 205, Yakima, WA 98901-2149. Periodical postage paid at Yakima, WA, and additional offices. Publications Mail Agreement No. 1795279. The publication of any advertisement is not to be construed as an endorsement by the Washington State Fruit Commission or Good Fruit Grower magazine of the product or service offered, unless it is specifically stated in the advertisement that there is such approval or endorsement. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Good Fruit Grower, 105 South 18th Street, Suite 217, Yakima, WA 98901-2177. © 2016 by Good Fruit Grower Printed in U.S.A. 105 S. 18th St., #217, Yakima, WA 98901 509 ⁄ 853-3520, 1-800-487-9946, Fax 509 ⁄853-3521 E-mail: ©2016 no reproDuction or DiSplay without written permiSSion. growing with growers since 1946 Sign up for eFlash. Get Good Fruit Grower reports delivered right to your inbox. eflash-signup. On the Web On the cover "Pears" Artwork by Cheryll root, troy, IdAho (In memory of luCIlle root, Prosser) www.palouse watercolorsocius. com/pws_members/ cheryll_root Also in this issue 38 The clean team Workshops go on-site to warehouses to show workers where pathogens may be hiding. 44 Outbreak aftermath Researchers share what they learned from Listeria contamination of caramel apples. Good Point 5 The Age of the Pear WSU's Amit Dhingra explains how new challenges are bringing about a revolution in the pear industry. Good to Know 46 Fruit quality parameters Researchers take a closer look at several new tools used to measure fruit quality. Departments 49 Good Deals 52 Good to Go 52 Advertiser Index 53 Classifieds tJ mullinax/GooD Fruit Grower Last Bite 54 Young grower Q&A with Jared Gidley of Parkdale, Oregon.

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