May 15th 2012 Issue

Spotlight on apple skin problems

By |May 15th, 2012|

Cracks in the fruit cuticle can form soon after bloom (back), exposing the underlying hypodermal cells to air, stimulating [...]

New group begins work

By |May 15th, 2012|

A new marketing and research group has consolidated the California cherry industry into one voice, says Chiles Wilson, chair [...]

Good to Know: Irrigation scheduling

By |May 15th, 2012|

Troy Peters, left, checks the irrigation scheduler on his phone in a cherry orchard with Sean Hill, AgWeatherNet Web [...]

Neonicotinoids and bees

By |May 15th, 2012|

A spate of new studies came out this spring, all of them seeking to link neonicotinoid insecticides to mortality [...]

Antisplit agents help

By |May 15th, 2012|

SureSeal, a new protective coating, at right, patented by Oregon State University that stretches as the fruit grows, needs [...]

Cherries must be RELIABLY FIRM

By |May 15th, 2012|

Delayed harvest can lead to more problems with pitting and pebbling of cherries.
Courtesy of Peter Toivonen, Agriculture and [...]

Future pear research area

By |May 15th, 2012|

AVG could be a valuable new tool, along with NAA, for preventing premature fruit drop in pears. Some questions [...]

Early Robin, early blush

By |May 15th, 2012|

Early Robin looks set to become an important variety in the Pacific Northwest, as growers try to get a jump on the blushed-cherry deal.

Finding the ideal peach orchard

By |May 15th, 2012|

Jim Schupp (on tractor) took an active role in evaluating the Darwin blossom thinner and considers it a key [...]

Steps to manage canker

By |May 15th, 2012|

Scientists have developed the following ­integrated approach to manage canker in cherries:

Avoid interplanting new with old trees. Rain can [...]