March 15th 2011 Issue

Beekeepers fear loss of forage

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The purple spotted knapweed flower is attractive to bees and a good nectar producer: However, once it gains a [...]

$4.5 million project

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Dr. Vince Jones, entomologist with Washington State University in Wenatchee, is heading a $4.5-million research project to help growers [...]

Where to find unusual apples

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The New York State Experiment Station in Geneva includes a USDA-ARS Plant Genetic Resources Unit, with a germ plasm [...]

Skimping on bees can be risky

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The strength of a bee colony is important, but it is difficult to assess without looking inside.

Bees are critical [...]

Color is not a sign of maturity

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The color and sugar levels of apples are not useful indicators of when the fruit is ready to pick, [...]

Evolution of the Darwin

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While the researchers have pronounced the Darwin string thinner “good to go,” it’s not considered perfect—not by the Canadian [...]

When is the best time to pick?

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Cherry researchers used this cherry color chart in the harvest timing project. For chart purchase information, email Todd Einhorn [...]

Mechanical thinner ready

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Darwin used on perpendicular vee peach orchard in California (Family Tree Farms).

Researchers who studied the Darwin string thinner found [...]

Drosophila parasitoid found

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A female wasp attacks a spotted wing drosophila pupa

Scientists at [...]

Italians study light & shading

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Dr. Luca Corelli is studying a rainbow of hail net colors to see if fruit growth and development can [...]