New Developments

Living with spotted wing drosophila

By |March 1st, 2015|

Five years later, what have we learned?

Intrexon to acquire Okanagan Specialty Fruits for $41 million

By |March 1st, 2015|

Intrexon Corporation, of Germantown, Maryland, a company focusing on synthetic biology products, has agreed to acquire Okanagan Specialty Fruits [...]

WSU will add to tree fruit faculty

By |February 27th, 2015|

Washington Stat

e University plans to hire several new faculty over the next couple of years to work specifically on [...]

Munckhof machine makes inroads: 2014 IFTA Italy

By |February 26th, 2015|

The harvest machine is widely used around the world but has only recently been sold in the United States.

SWD research continues

By |February 25th, 2015|

Great progress has been made in the last five years in learning about spotted wing drosophila, but much more [...]

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    Fryhover: USDA’s Arctic apple decision means differentiation and education will be imperative

Fryhover: USDA’s Arctic apple decision means differentiation and education will be imperative

By |February 17th, 2015|

The recent approval by USDA of the Arctic apple brands wasn’t unforeseen by our industry. We have been preparing [...]

Schlect: A cold Arctic blast

By |February 17th, 2015|

● USDA announced last Friday its deregulation of a Canadian firm’s–Okanagan Specialty Fruits, Inc.–two varieties (Granny Smith and Golden) [...]

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    Corr: Was USDA’s GMO decision a black cat crossing America’s orchards?

Corr: Was USDA’s GMO decision a black cat crossing America’s orchards?

By |February 17th, 2015|

To hear some critics tell it, the government’s decision Friday the 13th to deregulate a GMO apple was bad [...]

Flavor reigns at Andy’s Orchard

By |February 17th, 2015|

Andy Mariani and his tree-ripened fruit have a cult-like following.

Getting the most out of CougarBlight

By |February 17th, 2015|

Model helps assess and forecast fire blight risk.