July 2012 Issue

Good to Know — Consumers prefer WA 2

By |July 1st, 2012|

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WA 2 is a bright red-pink color with distinct lenticels. It is at prime eating quality several months after harvest.

 

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Canned pear assessment drops

By |July 1st, 2012|

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Northwest pear growers will pay a reduced assessment on canned pears in the coming season. The rate will drop from

Focus on soil health

By |July 1st, 2012|

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Apple seedlings grown in soil infested with root-lesion nematodes (on the left) and in soil without nematodes (on the right).

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Rootstocks don’t affect wine

By |July 1st, 2012|

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Markus Keller says growers in eastern Washington now have no reason to fear using rootstocks.
Photo by Melissa Hansen

A major rootstock

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