July 2006 Issue

Sunburn-reducing films compared

By |July 1st, 2006|

Research trials comparing various protective films for reducing sunburn in apples show variable results, which is typical of what [...]

New subacid varieties fill gaps in supply

By |July 1st, 2006|

The recently released Honey May nectarine, a yellow-fleshed subacid variety, ripens in early May.  White-fleshed [...]

Kiku

By |July 1st, 2006|

During a trip to Japan in 1990, Luis Braun, a grower in Italy’s South Tyrol district, [...]

Eden

By |July 1st, 2006|

Eden, a new apple with flesh that is slow to turn brown, is compared with MacSpur, on [...]

Cable ties tested as alternative to knife girdling

By |July 1st, 2006|

Unlike repeated knife girdling, a plastic tie does no damage to the tree. It is applied in [...]

Apple and pear breeding down under

By |July 1st, 2006|

Members of the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission’s study tour stand in front of HortResearch Havelock [...]

Study the pros and cons of club varieties

By |July 1st, 2006|

Club varieties have both advantages and disadvantages that might not be apparent at first, so growers should carefully study [...]

Upright peach plantings are productive

By |July 1st, 2006|

Peach trees with a pillar growth habit can be planted much more densely than standard peach trees [...]

Recycling plays a role in orchard management

By |July 1st, 2006|

Plastic film, fertilizer, and treated fence posts often end up in burn piles and can pollute the [...]

Cornell forms research alliance with processor Mott’s

By |July 1st, 2006|

Mott’s will have first option on new processed apple varieties in exchange for financial support of Cornell’s apple breeding [...]