June 2013 Issue

Apple variety network

By |June 1st, 2013|

Variety and cultivar selection is the largest economic decision a grower can make when establishing a new high-density orchard [...]

Peaches from Arkansas

By |June 1st, 2013|

Arkansas plant breeder John Clark.
Photos courtesy of John Clark, University of Arkansas

New nectarine varieties and a peach variety [...]

B.C. growers hope for compensation

By |June 1st, 2013|

A review of the Columbia River Treaty, which the United States and Canada entered in 1964, has British Columbia [...]

Promising WSU cherry selections

By |June 1st, 2013|

One selection showing promise in Washington State University’s cherry breeding program is an early variety that has better fruit [...]

Surround might deter stinkbugs

By |June 1st, 2013|

The brown marmorated stinkbug is a challenge to control for any fruit grower, and organic growers have the fewest [...]

Smart cherry breeding

By |June 1st, 2013|

Breeder Nnadozie Oraguzie stands in a Phase 1 block planted in 2011 and 2012. He’ll begin collecting fruiting data [...]

Summerland’s focus switches

By |June 1st, 2013|

Summerland cherry breeder Dr. Cheryl Hampson’s objective is to develop cherries that are large, firm, and sweet, have good [...]

Stellar lineage

By |June 1st, 2013|

The Pacific Northwest cherry industry is seeing the effects of a shift to self-fertile varieties in the form of [...]

AVAs get smaller

By |June 1st, 2013|

In wine marketing, an appellation or American ­Viticultural Area (AVA) is a way to differentiate your wine from others [...]

Career comes to late fruition

By |June 1st, 2013|

For more than two decades, Dr. Tom Toyama quietly got on with his work as stone fruit breeder at [...]