Good Fruit Grower

February 15, 2017

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4 FEBRUARY 15, 2017 GOOD FRUIT GROWER Managing Editor O. Casey Corr • 509-853-3512 Editor Shannon Dininny • 509-853-3522 Associate Editors Ross Courtney • 509-930-8798 Kate Prengaman • 509-853-3518 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 • 509-853-3526 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. © 2017 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: growing with growers since 1946 Good Fruit Grower is on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Follow us @goodfruit grower and like us at ©2017 NO REPRODUCTION OR DISPLAY WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION. On the cover A Snowdrift crab apple tree blossoms within V-trellis Fuji apple rows in Lodi, California. BY TJ MULLINAX/ GOOD FRUIT GROWER Good Point 24 Pear industry unites Interpera Congress gives growers a glimpse of the industry in South Africa. Also in this issue 18 Is it really clean? Study shows damaged walls and fl oors are key harborage sites for Listeria. Departments 5 First Bite 6 Quick Bites 32 Good Stuff / Good to Go 33 Good Deals 36 Advertiser Index 37 Classifi eds 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 38 Young grower Read our Q&A with Alfredo Jeronimo, of Wenatchee, Washington.

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