December 2011 Issue

Research station has organic orchard

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Joe Nicholson of New York with a Rubinola tree that shows symptoms of sulfur intolerance.
Geraldine Warner

Britain has only [...]

Spray equipment still evolving

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The Raven spray controller has brought major improvements to orchard spraying.
Courtesy Blueline Equipment

A major breakthrough in orchard spray [...]

In The Box

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Left: Northeast McIntosh, Courtesy Jon Clements. Center: October issue cover prompts firestorm of regional pride and competitiveness. Right: McIntosh [...]

Doubleday has broad interests

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Oliver Doubleday tosses a Gala apple in the air as he explains that U.K. supermarkets don’t want large fruit.

Precise IPM requires good data

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This Washington State University weather station in Tonasket is part of the AgWeatherNet service, providing growers with detailed environmental [...]

Committee to advise on endowments

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An industry advisory committee has been formed to work with Washington State University to decide how to spend the [...]

Vineland launches an apple breeding program

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Daryl Somers

A new apple breeding program was born this year, on the Niagara Peninsula in Ontario, Canada.

While operation of [...]

Focusing on tomorrow today

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Apple, pear, and walnut growers will have several opportunities this winter to learn how to take advantage of natural [...]

Last Bite — Granny’s legacy

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The spur-type Granny Smiths Granspur and Greenspur were discovered at the Calvin Cooper orchard at Brewster, Washington, and patented [...]

Reflective cover has marketing benefits

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Matt Whiting (right) discusses results of his research with the reflective material Extenday with Oregon State University [...]