March 15th 2013 Issue

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    The Top 5: What growers can do to improve pollination success

The Top 5: What growers can do to improve pollination success

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Inspect the bees you receive. A strong hive should have enough adult bees to cover eight to ten frames.

Honeybees [...]

What could replace Manchurian?

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The apple industry uses Manchurian crab as a pollinizer because of its compatibility with the major apple varieties. This [...]

Conserving wild pollinators

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PHOTO COURTESY OF MARY ANN FRAZIER

Cornell University has a new publication called Wild Pollinators of Eastern Apple Orchards and [...]

Living with cherry diseases

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Little cherry disease made a dramatic resurgence in Washington in 2010 and has since spread rapidly. These Sweetheart cherries [...]

Kill the pathogen

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Apple scab is a serious problem in humid climates, and McIntosh is very susceptible. Lesions occur on both leaves [...]

Deer Wars

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Growers in the prime fruit-growing area surrounding Grand Traverse Bay in northwest Michigan are protesting the conversion of their [...]

Apple name delights grower

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Bob Meyer, right, discusses the merits of WSU’s new apples WA 2 and WA 38 with Jim Cowin at [...]

Got FRUIT?

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It’s a simple, two-word question: Got milk?

But that question marked a turning point in how consumers thought about milk. [...]

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 [...]