February 15th 2011 Issue

Resistant rootstocks key to surviving fireblight

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Within the next two years, Cornell University plant pathologist Herb Aldwinckle hopes scientists and the tree fruit nurseries will [...]

A program for scab control

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Photos courtesy of kerik cox, cornell university

Growers producing apples in the cool, damp northeast quadrant of the United States [...]

No apple releases imminent

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Washington State University’s apple breeder, Dr. Kate Evans, is not recommending that the university release another variety for at [...]

Little cherries, little flavor

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The cool weather of 2010 highlighted a growing concern about little cherries showing up in some orchards. Follow-up testing [...]

Glory be

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Glory, a chance seedling discovered at Stemilt Hill, is a large, firm, sweet cherry that ripens after most other [...]

Education for migrant families

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Coordinators of a migrant education program in Yakima, Washington, are hoping that fruit growers will encourage their employees and [...]

Good Job

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John Carter crowned king
The Dalles, Oregon, cherry grower John Carter was named 2010 Cherry King during the annual [...]

Get it right at planting

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To achieve a yield of 50 to 70 bins per acre, the canopy of a new orchard must be [...]

Last Bite — Discovering Gold

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Top: The russet-resistant Smoothee, discovered in 1958, is the widest planted strain of Golden Delicious in the United States. [...]

More export focus needed

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Because of an increasingly competitive U.S. market, the salvation of the Washington apple industry will be overseas markets, and [...]