August 2011 Issue

MCP substitute studied

By |August 1st, 2011|

Scientists at Washington State University have filed a patent application for a product that could be applied ­preharvest to [...]

Apple selections evaluated for postharvest performance

By |August 1st, 2011|

Starting about three weeks before anticipated harvest, fruit of each selection is tested weekly for starch conversion.
Washington Tree [...]

What do consumers think of MCP?

By |August 1st, 2011|

The Pear Bureau Northwest is planning a study to find out how well consumers like pears that have been [...]

What’s hot in grape varieties

By |August 1st, 2011|

Jeff Sample has a small greenhouse that he uses to grow cuttings and increase the number of vines that [...]

In the box

By |August 1st, 2011|

Dawson Moore loves apples.

Apple fan
Dawson Moore, pictured on his first birthday last fall, just couldn’t wait until the [...]

Good Stuff

By |August 1st, 2011|

Jack Everhart, left, New Holland, Inc., congratulates John Riel, right, of Burrows Tractor.

Recognition for Burrows
The New Holland dealership [...]

Portable residue detector invented

By |August 1st, 2011|

Purdue University graduate student Santosh Soparawalla, left, and postdoctoral researcher Fatkhulla Tadjimukhamedov demonstrate a miniature mass spectrometer [...]

Twin leaders fill canopy quickly

By |August 1st, 2011|

Ray Fuller (right) and Andrew Del Rosario discuss a twin-leader block that Fuller planted in 2008. The trees were [...]

Building a better fly trap

By |August 1st, 2011|

The spotted wing drosophila is easy to catch using cheap and readily available baits.

Apple cider vinegar is being recommended [...]

Last Bite

By |August 1st, 2011|

Elberta is not highly colored, but it has good flavor, bears dependably, and is widely adapted—traits the helped it [...]