November 2011 Issue

Trouble on the Double Z

By |November 1st, 2011|

Roxanne Bell photographs a Double Z ranch foreman who is peering through the steel fence—just feet from where it [...]

Cherry vote

By |November 1st, 2011|

Cherry growers vote this month to continue or end a federal marketing order that regulates handling of sweet cherries [...]

Concord grapes, part of American culture

By |November 1st, 2011|

Though Concord was generally accepted as being pure Vitis labrusca, horticulturists today believe it is a hybrid with another [...]

Electronic trap saves labor

By |November 1st, 2011|

Johnny Park, engineer of the Z-Trap, was in Washington State recently to demonstrate a new codling moth trap that [...]

SweeTango lawsuit settled

By |November 1st, 2011|

An out-of-court settlement of the lawsuit challenging the exclusive marketing arrangement for the SweeTango apple has been reached.

The lawsuit [...]

On a FasTrack

By |November 1st, 2011|

Horticulturist Ralph Scorza pollinates plum flowers while geneticist Ann Callahan measures sugar content and molecular biologist Chris Dardick measures [...]

The Tangler

By |November 1st, 2011|

Brett Bunker shows off the launcher he uses to dispense pheromone-containing capsules in apple trees. The clip in the [...]

Define bloom consistently

By |November 1st, 2011|

Left: With a bloom time of only one or two days, this Chardonnay cluster in New York [...]

South Carolina peach breeder wants better peaches, faster

By |November 1st, 2011|

Ksenija Gasic heads Clemson University’s peach-breeding program, which was recently revived after a 25-year hiatus.
Richard Lehnert

One of the [...]

Fresh cherry harvester

By |November 1st, 2011|

Picker Technologies, a Washington-based developer of automated equipment, is working on a mechanical harvesting solution for fresh ­cherries.

Sweet cherries [...]