July 2006 Issue

Patent Office narrows Surround patent

By |July 1st, 2006|

Apples—leaves and fruit—covered with Surround. Photo by Dick Lehnert Changes to Engelhard Corporation’s patent for Surround [...]

Genomics are key to improving fruit varieties

By |July 1st, 2006|

Genetics and genomics have been buzz words in the tree fruit industry since the Tree Fruit Technology Roadmap named [...]

New company to distribute Surround

By |July 1st, 2006|

A new company called Advan LLC will distribute Surround (kaolin) crop protectant in specialty agriculture markets in the United [...]

Approval sought for genetically modified plum

By |July 1st, 2006|

These transgenic plums contain a gene that makes them resistant to plum pox virus. Photo by Scott Bauer, [...]

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 [...]