March 15th 2008 Issue

10 ways to protect bees

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Beekeepers have had it tough lately, with colony collapse disorder now added to their other challenges of varroa [...]

Thinner winner

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In more than 200 chemical thinning trials that the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission has conducted on apples over [...]

Big investment, little information

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Planting a new, managed variety is a risk for growers because of the great investment they have to make [...]

Thin hard, thin early

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Regulating crop load to achieve consistent, maximum yields and high fruit quality is a daunting task for apple growers. [...]

Sports update

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Managed variety programs allow a variety owner to control any sports that are found, which apple breeder Dr. David [...]

Good Question

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Red Delicious, though still Washington State’s number-one apple variety, continues its steady decline. Production this year is barely half [...]

First Bite

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The Oppenheimer Group is the exclusive marketer for Pacific Rose in North America. A couple [...]

Bordeaux wines heavily regulated

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In France, the appellation or AOC (appellation d’origine controlee) is more than just a definition of name or an [...]

Club varieties a gamble

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Planting a managed apple variety is a big gamble with high stakes, and growers should be wary about planting [...]

Last Bite

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William P. Sawyer was proud of the fruit he grew and packed, and he made that clear [...]