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 [...]