February 15th 2011 Issue

BUYER BEWARE: Certified may not be clean

By |February 15th, 2011|

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Recent Washington State grower experiences of finding disease in a vineyard planted with certified stock have highlighted the weaknesses of

A program for scab control

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Photos courtesy of kerik cox, cornell university

Growers producing apples in the cool, damp northeast quadrant of the United States need

No apple releases imminent

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Washington State University’s apple breeder, Dr. Kate Evans, is not recommending that the university release another variety for at least

Little cherries, little flavor

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The cool weather of 2010 highlighted a growing concern about little cherries showing up in some orchards. Follow-up testing by

Education for migrant families

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Coordinators of a migrant education program in Yakima, Washington, are hoping that fruit growers will encourage their employees and their

Get it right at planting

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To achieve a yield of 50 to 70 bins per acre, the canopy of a new orchard must be established

More export focus needed

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Because of an increasingly competitive U.S. market, the salvation of the Washington apple industry will be overseas markets, and the

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

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