August 2010 Issue

Apple Lines

By |August 1st, 2010|

John Baker, center, talks with supermarket staff in Dubai, a major market for Washington apples.

The Washington Apple Commission is [...]

Target fruit

By |August 1st, 2010|

The optimized orchard system generates high production and high-value target fruit. The trees have little structural wood and are [...]

Last Bite—Fruit first in Walla Walla

By |August 1st, 2010|

Is the young girl Frank Shields’s sister?

Walla Walla County in the southeastern corner of what is now Washington State [...]

Mechanical thin cherries

By |August 1st, 2010|

The Darwin string thinner is attached to the front of the tractor. The Bonner is in the background.
Mechanical [...]

High density apple systems cost more

By |August 1st, 2010|

The Michigan study compared three systems—from left, central leader, vertical axe, and tall spindle.

It costs a lot of money [...]

Answers to food safety questions

By |August 1st, 2010|

The Center for Produce Safety held its first produce research symposium in June to review projects it has sponsored.

Chris [...]

Bi-axis system fits the fruiting wall concept

By |August 1st, 2010|

Bibaum (divided trunk) pears are grown at the Ferrara fruit research station in Italy

Fruit growers who adopt a spindle [...]

Water stress impacts cherries

By |August 1st, 2010|

Denise Neilsen explains how an atmometer is used in a cherry irrigation experiment at the Summerland research center in [...]

There’s promise in new pruning method

By |August 1st, 2010|

Michigan State University horticulturist Dr. Greg Lang visited Stefano Musacchi in Italy in 2008, and subsequently invited him to [...]

China: big country, small wine market

By |August 1st, 2010|

Wine importer and distributor Scott Hitchcock, left, sampled Butch Milbrandt’s wines (Milbrandt Vineyards) during the Washington Wine Commission’s Wine [...]