April 1st 2010 Issue

Apple Matters –USApple launches program

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As I travel the country visiting apple growers and apple companies, one question keeps coming up: Who will be [...]

Mechanical thinning works

By |April 1st, 2010|

The mechanical string thinner knocked off 15 percent or more dormant buds in this Santina block. Right: The Darwin [...]

Last Bite — Legacy of labels from Montana

By |April 1st, 2010|

The Big M Brand is a beautiful example of a rare Montana label; it bears the production date of [...]

Hand-held thinning tool

By |April 1st, 2010|

Much of the research in orchard innovation involves automation and robotics, but not every orchard can accommodate technology like [...]

Fruit from the Prairie

By |April 1st, 2010|

The five members of the Romance series of sour cherries, released in 2003, surround Carmine Jewel, which was released [...]

Ontario faces challenges to plum pox virus eradication

By |April 1st, 2010|

Symptoms of plum pox virus include chlorotic (yellow) rings on the leaf surface or chlorotic blotches and vein clearing.

A [...]

Apples from the prairie

By |April 1st, 2010|

Autumn Delight (right photo) and Misty Rose.

Three apple cultivars released by the University of Saskatchewan fruit breeding program are [...]

It just got out of hand

By |April 1st, 2010|

Phil Brown Welding officially started business in 1964, after some years as an unofficial provider of specialized fruit industry [...]

Australia testing two new pears

By |April 1st, 2010|

Garry Langford says testers will be licensed to grow trees for five years to produce enough pears for sampling.

Two [...]

Retrofitting an apple packing line

By |April 1st, 2010|

A Yakima, Washington, grower-packer operation wanted to upgrade its optical sorting capability but didn’t want to make expensive changes [...]