September 2012 Issue

Arctic apples

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The Arctic Granny and Arctic Golden keep their white flesh after slicing.
Photo Courtesy of Neal Carter

The core idea [...]

A plethora of pears

By |September 1st, 2012|

Left to right: Joseph Postman’s choice pears ranks are Devoe, the Asian pear Hosui, Ayers, Russet Bartlett, and Rousselet. [...]

Soft spray program for pears

By |September 1st, 2012|

Though a no-organophosphate codling moth control program is more expensive at first, it’s not long before growers are saving [...]

Arctic apples get cold shoulder

By |September 1st, 2012|

The U.S. Apple Association, the Northwest Horticultural Council, and the British Columbia Fruit Growers’ Association have all stated their [...]

Good to know: WSU releases WA 38 apple

By |September 1st, 2012|

The latest release from WSU, WA 38, is an eye-catching, large, dark red apple with a remarkably firm, crisp, [...]

Curator’s choice

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Pear trees growing at the repository In spring (inset) and fall. As unique and individually colorful as are the [...]

The aristocratic Bosc

By |September 1st, 2012|

For many in the United States, when they think of pears, the image is of the fully ripe, yellow, [...]

Cooperative effort defeats pests

By |September 1st, 2012|

An areawide effort to control codling moth without organophosphate chemicals has resulted in better control of both codling moth [...]

Organic replant challenge

By |September 1st, 2012|

The Wonder Weeder has cultivating heads that roll along the ground and eliminate vegetation. Designed to avoid tree damage, [...]

Good to Know: A gem of a pear

By |September 1st, 2012|

US 71655-014 has been tested in Hood River, Oregon, for ten years, and is expected to be released soon.

A [...]