October 2009 Issue

Full U.S. apple crop ahead

By |October 1st, 2009|

Apple-growing regions across the United States are reporting full crops this season. The U.S. Apple Association estimates the [...]

Good Point – Stephen Young

By |October 1st, 2009|

Orchard systems have gone through ­dynamic changes over the past 50 years. High-density plantings and dwarfing ­rootstocks have allowed [...]

Ontario apple plant expands with local support

By |October 1st, 2009|

Kirk Kemp says a buy-local trend has boosted his company’s sales. Ontario’s apple industry was [...]

Consider fumigation an investment

By |October 1st, 2009|

Lynn Long discusses the fumigation in a new Regina cherry block at the Omeg orchard at The Dalles, Oregon.

Rethinking the chill requirement for pear ripening

By |October 1st, 2009|

Good to Know A research report from David Sugar, Oregon State University; Elizabeth Mitcham, University [...]

New juice grape variety

By |October 1st, 2009|

Dr. Joan Davenport holds a Concord leaf during a summer field day to emphasize the importance of [...]

WSU releases its first apple variety

By |October 1st, 2009|

Retired WSU apple breeder Dr. Bruce Barritt checks another promising selection in an evaluation plot in a commercial orchard.

Biofumigant has potential as quarantine treatment

By |October 1st, 2009|

by Dr. Lerry Lacey and Geraldine Warner A fungus that emits gaseous compounds is being tested as a [...]

Tighter spacing, less crop

By |October 1st, 2009|

High density often translates into higher production in tree fruit, but in Concord juice grapes, Dr. Markus Keller has [...]