February 15th 2011 Issue

Export funding increase unlikely

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Todd Fryhover, president of the Washington Apple Commission, is concerned about a possible decrease in federal funding for export promotions.
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WA 2 traits, evaluation and commercialization

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The evaluation and commercialization process
Phase 1:     Initial seedling selection and evaluation by WSU
Phase 2:    Small-scale on-farm trials with five

Glory be

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Gordon Goodwin’s cherry orchard at Stemilt Hill, near Wenatchee, Washington, is in one of Washington’s later cherry districts. So, as

WA 2 ready for commercial plantings

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Washington growers can now obtain licenses to plant WA 2 on a commercial basis. WA 2 is the first apple

Good Job

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John Carter crowned king
The Dalles, Oregon, cherry grower John Carter was named 2010 Cherry King during the annual Cherry Institute

Washington’s grape disease worries grow

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Symptoms of grape fanleaf disease (shown on the leaf on the left) include vein banding and yellowing, possibly

Last Bite — Discovering Gold

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Top: The russet-resistant Smoothee, discovered in 1958, is the widest planted strain of Golden Delicious in the United States. Photo

Resistant rootstocks key to surviving fireblight

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Within the next two years, Cornell University plant pathologist Herb Aldwinckle hopes scientists and the tree fruit nurseries will have

Tackling scab resistance

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Apple growers in the Midwest who stuck by the “old ways” of applying fungicides have not faced the problem of

Scab-resistant varieties need protection, too

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When apple breeders in New Jersey, Indiana, and Illinois came together in 1926 to form the Purdue-Rutgers-Illinois university collaboration called

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