March 15th 2011 Issue

Cherry pioneer

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Rodney Klenk explains his production system, with support from Wally Heuser (right), his long-time advisor.

Rodney Klenk credits much of [...]

Understanding cherry fruit set

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Researchers, with the help of electron scanning microscopes, can view cherry reproductive organs, like this stigma of a Sweetheart [...]

Weed-eating beetles

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Optimizing cherry harvest timing

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Horticulturist Todd Einhorn says leaving cherries on the tree longer can result in higher sugar content, but this must [...]

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 [...]