November 2011 Issue

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 [...]

B.C.’s strategic plan stymied

By |November 1st, 2011|

When the British Columbia Fruit Growers’ Association launched its strategic plan four years ago, the priorities were to develop [...]

Technology for the packing house

By |November 1st, 2011|

Inventions developed in the course of building a better apple-harvesting system might have application also in packing houses.

Picker Technologies [...]