August 2011 Issue

Tree fruit research is WSU priority

By |August 1st, 2011|

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The top tree fruit industry in the nation requires and deserves one of the nation’s elite research and education programs.

Portable residue detector invented

By |August 1st, 2011|

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Purdue University graduate student Santosh Soparawalla, left, and postdoctoral researcher Fatkhulla Tadjimukhamedov demonstrate a miniature mass spectrometer used

Horticulturist favors tall spindle

By |August 1st, 2011|

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Tall spindle plantings produce high early yields and are simple to train and prune.

There are numerous ways to grow apple

Put us to work for you

By |August 1st, 2011|

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I am fortunate to travel the country meeting with apple growers, packers, and other USApple members, and hear firsthand the

Apple selections evaluated for postharvest performance

By |August 1st, 2011|

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Starting about three weeks before anticipated harvest, fruit of each selection is tested weekly for starch conversion.
Washington Tree Fruit Research

What’s hot in grape varieties

By |August 1st, 2011|

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Jeff Sample has a small greenhouse that he uses to grow cuttings and increase the number of vines that he

Good Stuff

By |August 1st, 2011|

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Jack Everhart, left, New Holland, Inc., congratulates John Riel, right, of Burrows Tractor.

Recognition for Burrows
The New Holland dealership Burrows Tractor,

Building a better fly trap

By |August 1st, 2011|

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The spotted wing drosophila is easy to catch using cheap and readily available baits.

Apple cider vinegar is being recommended for

Quality wine by the glass

By |August 1st, 2011|

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James Martin spent two years converting the ground flour of the old flour mill into a tasting room and production

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.

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