American/Western Fruit Grower September/October 2013

In This Issue

2013 Top Fruit Growers Report

American/Western Fruit Grower’s annual Top 100 Growers report is ranked according to 2012 acreage for the below crops, and the

2013 Apple Crop Estimate Unveiled

There was certainly a change in tone during this year’s U.S, Apple Association Crop Outlook and Marketing Conference, at least

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Production8 Production Tips For Greenhouse Production
June 1, 2015
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ProductionLow Tunnels Aid In Overwintering Onions
June 1, 2015
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Farm ManagementAg: A Promising Field For College Grads [opinion]
June 1, 2015
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FruitsTips To Prevent Theft At Your Farm Market
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ProductionYear-Round Production With High Tunnels
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BerriesSpotted Wing Drosophila: Small Fly – Big Problem
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OrganicOrganic Fruit Production Pollinator Conservation Tactic…
May 29, 2015
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Apples & PearsMillions Of Washington Apples Dumped
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Monster crop, port slowdown blamed for tremendous waste of apples. Read More
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Cooperation between beekeepers and growers paying off. Read More
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Landmark redefinition of “waters of the U.S.” called a land grab by opponents. Read More
OrganicNumbers Of Organic Farms, Sales, Continue To Soar
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