August 2011 Issue

Problems with pear ripening

By |August 1st, 2011|

The ripening inhibitor SmartFresh (MCP) holds promise for maintaining pear quality over a longer period of time and reducing [...]

Small nursery has depth of selection

By |August 1st, 2011|

Jeff Sample has more than 70 grape selections of clones and varieties in his Terroir Nouveaux Nurseries in Sunnyside, [...]

Special assessment would fund research

By |August 1st, 2011|

A referendum will be held soon to find out if growers are willing to pay a special assessment to [...]

Tree fruit research is WSU priority

By |August 1st, 2011|

The top tree fruit industry in the nation requires and deserves one of the nation’s elite research and education [...]

First forecast of U.S. apple crop

By |August 1st, 2011|

It takes true grit to try to assess the size and quality of the United States apple crop on [...]

Horticulturist favors tall spindle

By |August 1st, 2011|

Tall spindle plantings produce high early yields and are simple to train and prune.

There are numerous ways to grow [...]

Buy local gets a boost

By |August 1st, 2011|

Many growers have children in school and have been frustrated that their taxes have been paying for apples from [...]

Put us to work for you

By |August 1st, 2011|

I am fortunate to travel the country meeting with apple growers, packers, and other USApple members, and hear firsthand [...]

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 [...]