January 15th 2014 Issue

Rodent bait station

By |January 21st, 2014|

Growers can easily build their own nontoxic bait station for rodents, patterned after a system originally devised in California [...]

Alternatives for disease control

By |January 13th, 2014|

Chitosan not only reduces decay but induces resistance in the plant.

Improving cherry quality

By |January 13th, 2014|

Yan Wang will test whether preharvest salt applications can reduce cherry pitting and splitting after harvest.

Tips for storing Honeycrisp

By |January 13th, 2014|

As volumes increase, Honeycrisp will need to be stored longer.

Pear slicing is not perfected yet

By |January 13th, 2014|

Crunch Pak, the country’s largest fresh apple slicer, is still figuring out how best to slice pears.

NFE’s Archer retires

By |January 13th, 2014|

After leading the Northwest Fruit Exporters for 20 years, Jim Archer retired at the end of 2013. Fred Scarlett [...]

Fruit ripening compounds discovered

By |January 13th, 2014|

The compounds might solve ripening problems in pears treated with MCP.

Ripe pears mean more sales

By |January 13th, 2014|

Few consumers know how to check a pear for ripeness.