October 2010 Issue

Future Fruit Growers of Lake Ontario

By |October 1st, 2010|

The Young Grower Alliance organized this get-together with those from “the old generation” to discuss the orderly transition of [...]

Lofty goals

By |October 1st, 2010|

Andrew and Monica Martinez are the drivers behind the Martinez and Martinez Winery.

Martinez and Martinez Winery was launched in [...]

Is drosophila a Washington State resident?

By |October 1st, 2010|

Entomologists in the Pacific Northwest intend to find out how well the spotted wing drosophila can survive the region’s [...]

Last Bite – Exponential growth

By |October 1st, 2010|

Capitalizing on Native American images to sell fruit, Skookum and Yum-Yum labels were developed in competing regions of Washington [...]

In the Box

By |October 1st, 2010|

Dear Good Fruit Grower:
Can sweet cherries be grown in USDA climate zone 4—successfully?

I live 20 miles north of [...]

WSU releases second new apple, called WA 5

By |October 1st, 2010|

Just a year after the release of WA 2, WSU’s apple breeding program in Wenatchee is releasing its second [...]

Good Job

By |October 1st, 2010|

Oregon State University hires research assistant
Preston Brown has been appointed research assistant at OSU’s Mid-Columbia Agricultural Research and [...]

Steps to commercialization

By |October 1st, 2010|

New apple varieties from Washington State University are evaluated and ­commercialized under the following general guidelines.

Phase 1: Initial seedling [...]

Low-volume prestorage drenching is attractive

By |October 1st, 2010|

Dave Rosenberger described how he tested the effectiveness of low-volume nonrecycling drenches for fruit going into storage. His audience [...]

Ripe cherries are less likely to pit

By |October 1st, 2010|

It’s generally believed that riper cherries are more susceptible to pitting than less mature cherries, but Dr. Peter Toivonen, [...]