Good Fruit Grower

October 2016

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4 OCTOBER 2016 Good Fruit Grower Good Fruit Grower is on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Follow us @goodfruit grower and like us at 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 Digital Producer TJ Mullinax • 509-853-3519 Audience Development Manager Maria Fernandez • 509-853-3515 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 Content and Design Specialist Marcus Michelson • 509-853-3518 Advisory Board Ofelio Borges, Lindsay Hainstock, Denny Hayden, Gwen Hoheisel, Steve Hoying, 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 On the cover Colored pencil drawing of apples ARTWORK BY VICKI DEROOY, WENATCHEE, WASHINGTON Good Point 10 Why change now? The Washington State Tree Fruit Association's annual meeting will focus on how continuous change forces growers to adapt. Good to Know 12 Gaps in trees are money losers Bas Van den Ende explains why it's important to fi ll the space on a trellis quickly. Departments 5 First Bite 40 Good Stuff 41 Good to Go 44 Advertiser Index 45 Classifi eds 45 Good to Go TJ MULLINAX/GOOD FRUIT GROWER Sign up for eFlash. Get Good Fruit Grower reports delivered right to your inbox. efl ash-signup. On the Web Last Bite 46 Young grower Q&A with Monica Libbey of Manson, Washington

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