July 2006 Issue

Kiku

By |July 1st, 2006|

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During a trip to Japan in 1990, Luis Braun, a grower in Italy’s South Tyrol district, discovered

Washington’s oldest nursery turns 100

By |July 1st, 2006|

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Richared, one of the first red sports of the Delicious apple, was discovered in the Monitor, Washington, orchard

Apple and pear breeding down under

By |July 1st, 2006|

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Members of the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission’s study tour stand in front of HortResearch Havelock North

Researcher identifies ripening gene in peach

By |July 1st, 2006|

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A California researcher is identifying the genes in peaches that control internal quality, in an attempt to increase consumer satisfaction

Recycling plays a role in orchard management

By |July 1st, 2006|

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Plastic film, fertilizer, and treated fence posts often end up in burn piles and can pollute the air

New rules for securing fruit bins on trucks

By |July 1st, 2006|

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The Washington State Patrol has begun enforcing new cargo securement rules that were put in place two years ago. Up

Ronald Schmidt was a positive influence

By |July 1st, 2006|

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  Cherry grower and winery owner Ronald Schmidt of Zillah, Washington, will be remembered as an upbeat and positive

Genomics are key to improving fruit varieties

By |July 1st, 2006|

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Genetics and genomics have been buzz words in the tree fruit industry since the Tree Fruit Technology Roadmap named them

Aerial imagery used in selective grape harvesting

By |July 1st, 2006|

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Color infrared imagery is useful in learning about the health status of leafy plant material.

Approval sought for genetically modified plum

By |July 1st, 2006|

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These transgenic plums contain a gene that makes them resistant to plum pox virus. Photo by Scott Bauer, USDA

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