October 2010 Issue

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, [...]

Gearing up for a new season

By |October 1st, 2010|

Several years ago, National Apple Week was expanded into National Apple Month, which is actually three months long and [...]

The apple world in 2020

By |October 1st, 2010|

A panel of experts took a look ahead at what the apple industry might be like in 2020, ten [...]

Mysterious ailment strikes

By |October 1st, 2010|

A mysterious disease that has been killing the best looking, reddest strains of McIntosh apples in the nicest orchards [...]

Keeping the customer satisfied

By |October 1st, 2010|

Over the past ten years I have initiated a number of research trials that, when taken together, tell an [...]

Totally RED

By |October 1st, 2010|

Because the red pigments are antioxidants, red-fleshed apples do not turn brown when sliced.

Swiss nursery owner and fruit breeder [...]