February 15th 2011 Issue

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 [...]

Tackling scab resistance

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Apple growers in the Midwest who stuck by the “old ways” of applying fungicides have not faced the problem [...]

Export funding increase unlikely

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Todd Fryhover, president of the Washington Apple Commission, is concerned about a possible decrease in federal funding for export [...]

Scab-resistant varieties need protection, too

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When apple breeders in New Jersey, Indiana, and Illinois came together in 1926 to form the Purdue-Rutgers-Illinois university collaboration [...]

WA 2 traits, evaluation and commercialization

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The evaluation and commercialization process
Phase 1:     Initial seedling selection and evaluation by WSU
Phase 2:    Small-scale on-farm [...]