Good Fruit Grower

January 15

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Page 2 of 47 Good Fruit Grower JANUARY 15, 2015 3 Centerpiece 24 Douglas Fruit finds its niche Family business specializes in organic stone fruits. Postharvest 10 Honeycrisp strategies Top scientists share latest research on harvest and storage practices. 12 Measuring for maturity Tracking titratable acidity, chlorophyll, and dry matter concentration can help predict Honeycrisp qualities. 14 200-million box crops The future looks bigger than ever for apples, and growers need to start preparing now. 28 Food safety on the line Packing lines need to be designed with attention to food safety, says grower and packer Warren Morgan. 2015 Special Series Apples of Italy 20 Presize and presort State-of-the-art facility is changing the way apples are packed. Good Grape Grower 16 Winter and roots Irrigation after harvest is crucial in preventing cold winter damage to grapevine roots. 18 Predicting cold hardiness Washington State University develops model to help juice and wine grape growers. Also in this issue 9 B.C. finds replant help $8.4 million will benefit apple, sweet cherry, and soft fruit growers in British Columbia. 30 Loans for new farmers Programs help young growers get their start. 32 Financing farming dreams Loan programs are invaluable for beginning growers. 34 Growing the domestic market Apple industry needs to look beyond exports, urges analyst. 24 20 32

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