Good Fruit Grower

November 2011

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growing with growers since 1946 GOOD GRAPE GROWER 29 Define bloom consistently 30 Bloom heading can improve yields 31 Pay attention at bloom DEPARTMENTS 5 Good Job 40 Good To Go 41 Good Deals 45 Advertiser Index 45 Classified 46 Last Bite Concord COLUMNS 26 Good Point Reforming immigration Mike Gempler, Washington Growers League ON THE WEB Go to for the latest tree fruit industry news from Good Fruit Grower staff writers. 11 John Albert Managing Editor Jim Black • 509-853-3512 Editor Geraldine Warner • 509-665-3330 Associate Editors Melissa Hansen • 509-968-3922 Richard Lehnert • 616-984-6001 Advertising Manager Doug Button 24 • 509-853-3514 Advertising Sales Rick Larsen • 509-853-3517 Theresa Currell • 509-853-3516 Production Manager Nancy Jo Born • 509-853-3513 Production Nanette Lee • 509-853-3518 Circulation Steve Call • 509-853-3515 Advisory Board Jeff Colombini, Lindsay Hainstock, Denny Hayden, Steve Hoying, Jim Kelley, Jim McFerson, Ian Merwin, Don Olmstead, Mercy Olmstead, Marvin Owings, Mark Roy, Vicky Scharlau, Mark Tudor, Chris Van Well, Mike Wittenbach 24 Dan Bell U.S. SUBSCRIPTIONS: $35.00 per year, 3 years $75.00. CANA- DIAN SUBSCRIPTIONS: $55.00 per year (U.S. funds, Canadian G.S.T. included: G.S.T. Registration #135100949). SUBSCRIP- TIONS OUTSIDE U.S.A. & CANADA: $100.00 per year (pay- ment by credit card only). WASHINGTON STATE GROWER SUBSCRIPTION RATES: $2.00 per year to deciduous tree fruit growers in the state of Washington who pay assessments on com- mercially shipped fruit, either to the Washington State Fruit Commission or to the Washington Apple Commission. Back issues are not available. Single copies of current issues are $5.00. To subscribe, call 1-800-487-9946. Good Fruit Grower (ISSN 0046-6174) is published semi-monthly 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. Pink Lady harvest at Auvil Fruit, Vantage, Washington photo by JohN marshall weNatchee, washiNgtoN POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Good Fruit Grower, 105 South 18th Street, Suite 217, Yakima, WA 98901-2177. © 2011 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: 34 Robert Stearns ©2011 No reproductioN or display without writteN permissioN. 4 NOVEMBER 2011 GOOD FRUIT GROWER

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