December 2013 Issue

Old Home x Bartlett?

By |November 26th, 2013|

Genetic fingerprinting reveals a case of mistaken identity.

Bloom thinning boosts fruit size

By |November 22nd, 2013|

Hand-thin flowers to increase size of peaches and nectarines.

A passion for research

By |November 22nd, 2013|

Jim McFerson is passionate about bringing the benefits of research and extension to the entire tree fruit industry

Farmers’ markets provide feedback

By |November 22nd, 2013|

Steve Chinchiolo of River Bend Orchards in Ripon, California, has sold fruit through farmers’ markets since the late [...]

Grower sees bright future

By |November 22nd, 2013|

Apples and cherries fit well together for this California grower.

New Zealand’s ­audacious plan

By |November 22nd, 2013|

The New Zealand pipfruit industry hopes to double its worth in the coming decade.

Northwest seeks food safety answers

By |November 22nd, 2013|

The states of Washington, ­Oregon, and Idaho are working with the Center for Produce Safety to fund research that [...]

East Malling Research turns 100 this year

By |November 21st, 2013|

East Malling’s story began March 1, 1913, when the first nine hectares of land were purchased to undertake “the study of problems met with in the actual culture of fruit trees and bushes.”

WSU offers tannin training

By |November 19th, 2013|

Washington State University is offering free online training for cider makers on how to test tannin levels in apple [...]

See grape harvest Down Under

By |November 19th, 2013|

Washington State University’s Dr. Thomas Henick-Kling is leading a harvest-time vineyard and winery tour to Australia from March 30 [...]