August 2011 Issue

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

What do consumers think of MCP?

By |August 1st, 2011|

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The Pear Bureau Northwest is planning a study to find out how well consumers like pears that have been treated

Small nursery has depth of selection

By |August 1st, 2011|

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Jeff Sample has more than 70 grape selections of clones and varieties in his Terroir Nouveaux Nurseries in Sunnyside, Washington.
Melissa

In the box

By |August 1st, 2011|

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Dawson Moore loves apples.

Apple fan
Dawson Moore, pictured on his first birthday last fall, just couldn’t wait until the day when

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

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