New Developments

SweeTango’s saga

By |May 29th, 2014|

New apples don’t come with owner’s manuals.

What makes apple trees tick?

By |May 29th, 2014|

During his 40 years at Cornell University, Dr. Alan Lakso devised some oddly clever ways to figure out how [...]

California nursery sales brisk

By |May 29th, 2014|

California tree fruit nurseries are as busy as ever. For apple tree sales, there seems to be no slowdown [...]

The lure of a better fly trap

By |May 28th, 2014|

USDA researchers identified specific volatiles that attract spotted wing drosophila.

Corr: California growers criticize University of California

By |May 27th, 2014|

One of the great strengths of the American food industry is the strong partnerships between universities and grower groups. [...]

Pest control costs are rising for tart cherry growers

By |May 23rd, 2014|

Preliminary figures indicate a $265 per acre rise, compared to a 2010 survey.

Season-long mildew control?

By |May 23rd, 2014|

A build-up of spores after harvest can increase disease pressure the next year.

I’m Cosmic Crisp, says apple formerly known as WA 38

By |May 21st, 2014|

 

Clarification appended.

The much anticipated WA 38 apple variety will go by the brand name Cosmic Crisp, Washington State University [...]

California cherry packers ready for new lines

By |May 20th, 2014|

Two northern California cherry packers are using new grading and sorting technology for the 2014 cherry season. Both held [...]

Sweet cherry health connection

By |May 20th, 2014|

Health research is a priority for the Northwest Cherry Growers.