December 2011 Issue

Mildew resistance quest continues

By |December 1st, 2011|

Next year, Nnadozie Oraguzie will begin field testing a new generation of mildew-resistant sweet cherry selections as he works [...]

Ready for mechanization

By |December 1st, 2011|

Qin Zhang explains during a WSU field day how he is working to improve the mechanical cherry [...]

Reinventing Comice

By |December 1st, 2011|

During the Pear Bureau Northwest’s annual meeting in Portland, Oregon, last summer, its regional managers proposed ideas on how [...]

$60-million boost

By |December 1st, 2011|

A mechanical harvester is part of a major research project relating to production and marketing of stem-free sweet cherries.

More [...]

Krymsk rootstocks show advantages

By |December 1st, 2011|

Lynn Long (left) and grower Dave Meyer discuss pruning strategies in a block of fifth-leaf Chelan trees on the [...]

$3.1 million for Washington specialty crops

By |December 1st, 2011|

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved funding of $3.1 million for projects to support Washington State’s fruit [...]

Four leaders better than one

By |December 1st, 2011|

Belgian horticulturist Tom Deckers discusses the pruning strategy for a four-leader system. Many pear-growing systems put too much energy [...]

Collaborative research

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An autonomous vehicle is being developed as part of the project “Comprehensive automation for specialty crops.”

The last Farm Bill [...]

Cover crop choice takes time and research

By |December 1st, 2011|

The ladino clover cover crop thrived for the first two years but has begun to decline.
Geraldine Warner

Apple growers [...]

Reflective cover has marketing benefits

By |December 1st, 2011|

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