March 15th 2011 Issue

Drosophila parasitoid found

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A female wasp attacks a spotted wing drosophila pupa
PhotoS COURTESY OF PETER SHEARER AND PRESTON BROWN, OSU

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 [...]

Unusual apples are researcher’s passion

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On an ordinary weekday, Dr. Ian Merwin is a Cornell University teacher and researcher who has put his mark [...]

Pollination role of native bees studied

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The price tag for renting honeybees for apple pollination, just $35 per hive a few years ago, now tops [...]

New treatment against CCD

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Remebee is easily administered—mixed into heavy bee syrup and fed in one feeding of one pint. Some beekeepers are [...]

Last Bite

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Jonagold combines the Jonathan red color splashed over a Golden Delicious background, but some strains are so red they [...]

Montana growers pin hopes on new varieties

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Louise Swanberg, pictured with Tom Colyer, says it’s hard to make money with the existing cherry varieties grown in [...]

Good Job

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Allan Baugher wins Maryland hort award
The Maryland State Horticultural Society gave Allan Baugher of Westminster, Maryland, its Harry [...]