Consumers rate Cosmic Crisp (WA 38)

By |June 18th, 2014|

After the apples had been stored for several months, consumers preferred the taste and texture of WA 38 over Honeycrisp.

Good, better, best? The quest for better apple rootstocks

By |June 18th, 2014|

There is likely not a “best” apple rootstock, though the replant-tolerant Geneva rootstocks (G.41, G.214, G.935, G.210, G.30, G.890) [...]

Breeding becomes more efficient

By |June 9th, 2014|

Genetic markers are available for predicting many fruit traits, but nothing can replace the human palate.

Beyond Honeycrisp

By |June 5th, 2014|

Several new varieties are coming to market with high expectations.

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 [...]

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. [...]

Season-long mildew control?

By |May 23rd, 2014|

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

Sweet cherry health connection

By |May 20th, 2014|

Health research is a priority for the Northwest Cherry Growers.

New pest has racing stripes

By |May 20th, 2014|

The African fig fly, a relative of the spotted wing drosophila, is bigger and more competitive.