August 2011 Issue

European rule takes the shine off apples

By |August 1st, 2011|

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The European Union is refusing to accept apples treated with a wax containing morpholine or other amines, which means U.S.

Problems with pear ripening

By |August 1st, 2011|

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The ripening inhibitor SmartFresh (MCP) holds promise for maintaining pear quality over a longer period of time and reducing disorders

Special assessment would fund research

By |August 1st, 2011|

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A referendum will be held soon to find out if growers are willing to pay a special assessment to enhance

Twin leaders fill canopy quickly

By |August 1st, 2011|

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Ray Fuller (right) and Andrew Del Rosario discuss a twin-leader block that Fuller planted in 2008. The trees were whips,

First forecast of U.S. apple crop

By |August 1st, 2011|

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It takes true grit to try to assess the size and quality of the United States apple crop on the

Last Bite

By |August 1st, 2011|

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Elberta is not highly colored, but it has good flavor, bears dependably, and is widely adapted—traits the helped it dominate

Buy local gets a boost

By |August 1st, 2011|

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Many growers have children in school and have been frustrated that their taxes have been paying for apples from competitors

Multipurpose orchard cover

By |August 1st, 2011|

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Oregon State University Extension educator Lynn Long (right) asks partners Steve Agidius (left) and John Morton about the benefits of

MCP substitute studied

By |August 1st, 2011|

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Scientists at Washington State University have filed a patent application for a product that could be applied ­preharvest to pears

Peach breeder Dick Okie retiring

By |August 1st, 2011|

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After 30 years breeding peaches for the South—15 in the Prince series alone—W.R. (Dick) Okie retired this year. He is

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