July 2011 Issue

WSU apple breeding program’s fruit evaluation system

By |July 1st, 2011|

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Members of the breeding program’s Industry Advisory Council visit a Phase 3 evaluation site at Quincy in 2010. They are:

H-2A provides dedicated workers

By |July 1st, 2011|

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Female H-2A workers do the sorting at Titan Farms, enforcing a high quality standard that assures loads won’t

Last Bite

By |July 1st, 2011|

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The Santa Rosa plum was the most widely grown plum in California until the mid-1970s.

The Santa Rosa plum, one of

Everything about PEACHES

By |July 1st, 2011|

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Desmond Layne’s work in peach cultivar evaluation means tasting a lot of peaches. “It’s a tough job, but someone has

Clemson peach team

By |July 1st, 2011|

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More peaches—about 17,000 acres— are grown in South Carolina than any other state east of California, and Clemson University, the

Eastern U.S. wine industry gets lift

By |July 1st, 2011|

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Tony Wolf, center, is director of the Alson H. Smith, Jr. Agricultural Research and Extension Center, a 124-acre site in

Good point

By |July 1st, 2011|

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This spring, the Social Security Administration reinstituted its annual reality check for employers, “SSN No-Match letters,” after a three-year hiatus.

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Fast, easy test reveals fungicide resistance

By |July 1st, 2011|

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When disease organisms become resistant to a fungicide, spraying is like hitting them with rainwater—expensive rainwater.

In the last three years,

Virus-free peach trees

By |July 1st, 2011|

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Simon Scott moves plants at the Musser Fruit Research Farm’s greenhouse, where about 300 trees of a hundred low-chill cultivars

Peaches on ridges

By |July 1st, 2011|

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Impressed by early research results, Titan Farms planted 200 acres of peaches on ridges to try out this new approach

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