March 15th 2013 Issue

Good to Know: Consumer expectations of apple quality

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Everyone has a favorite apple variety but what makes it so? How do Washington State University’s new apple varieties [...]

No fruit, no funding

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The short fruit crop in the eastern United States last year had a dramatic impact on research and promotion [...]

Promotion and management of pear fruiting

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Left: D’Anjou tree sprayed at two weeks after bloom with 80 ppm ReTain relative to an untreated control. Right: [...]

Water inside grapes

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The Syrah cluster on the right was treated with the antitranspirant Vapor Gard; nontreated cluster is on the left. [...]

Developing a disease management program

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Washington State University viticulture extension specialist Dr. Michelle Moyer suggests growers consider the following when developing a ­disease management [...]

Preventing mildew

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Guide for grape pest management available
Washington State University’s 2013 Grape Pest Management Guide includes recommendations for controlling insects, [...]

Project objectives

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Five specific objectives for the ­Integrated Crop Pollination ­project are:

Identify economically valuable pollinators and the factors affecting their abundance.

WA 38 will have a name

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The commercialization plan for WA 38 will be different than for its first release, WA 2.

Washington State University is [...]

Integrated Crop Pollination

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Honeybees have probably the largest and most loyal following of any insects in the animal kingdom. Honey is considered [...]

Working with copper

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Copper is a potent spray chemical, useful on many stone and pome fruits. It is active against bacterial diseases [...]