January 15th 2011 Issue

Why Italian orchards are so productive

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Dr. Martin Thalheimer says the South Tyrol’s high productivity in apples is due to a combination of factors—uniform, high-density [...]

Not the first GMO fruit

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HoneySweet plum

Published January 15, 2011
If Okanagan Specialty Fruits’s nonbrowning apples win U.S. government approval for development and marketing, [...]

Italian extension service is well funded

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Published January 15, 2011
The South Tyrol Advisory Service performs many of the same services that Cooperative Extension does [...]

Mildew-resistant cherries awaited

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WSU cherry breeder Nnadozie Oraguzie explains the goals of the breeding program during a field day at Prosser.

Published January [...]

Double-axis system shows benefits

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North Americans in the foreground Sigifredo Corral, left, and Martin Leighton compare notes on the impressive wall of Pink [...]

Resistance is still a goal

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Published January 15, 2011
Mildew resistance continues to be a focus of Washington State University’s cherry breeding program. Breeder [...]

Cherry rootstocks of the future

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Smaller, more precocious cherry trees reduce labor costs and recoup investment sooner, says educator Lynn Long.

Published January 15, 2011

Task force to tackle food safety

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Published January 15, 2011
The Pacific Northwest tree fruit industry is forming a special task force to draw up [...]

Preplanting tips

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Published January 15, 2011
When ordering nursery trees, fruit growers often ask for large, tall, heavily-branched trees, and nurseries [...]