June 2012 Issue

MCP results influenced by temperature

By |June 1st, 2012|

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Jim Mattheis

Many factors influence how SmartFresh (1-methylcyclopropene) works, which means that there are several potential tools that packers can use

Grower patents new variety

By |June 1st, 2012|

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Twenty-five years after starting an innocent project planting apple seeds from pomace left after cider making, Doug ­Shefelbine is finally

Substitute for SweeTango

By |June 1st, 2012|

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Fred Wescott wanted to grow and market the apple that was later named SweeTango. He had anticipated that it would

DS 22 planned for this fall

By |June 1st, 2012|

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A new apple will debut in September (weather permitting), one that the breeder and marketer hope will become a signature

B.C. releases blush cherries

By |June 1st, 2012|

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Cherry growers in British Columbia, Canada, have historically not been interested in blushed cherry varieties because of the fruit’s sensitivity

More predictability with MCP needed

By |June 1st, 2012|

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Jake Gutzwiler said pear packers need to be able to use MCP accurately, effectively, and efficiently.

Fruit packers in Washington State

Breeding focus turns to blush

By |June 1st, 2012|

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With most sweet cherries being medium to dark red, the chances of a breeder discovering a new blushed yellow cultivar

What is known about MCP

By |June 1st, 2012|

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More is known about treating Bartlett pears than d’Anjous, Bosc, or other varieties, says ­Welcome Sauer, president of AgroFresh, which

Land-grant mission still relevant

By |June 1st, 2012|

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Dan Bernardo

Washington State apple, pear, and grape growers have agreed to tax themselves assessments to raise nearly $35 million to

Good to Know–Assessing new cherry varieties

By |June 1st, 2012|

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As with much of the Pacific Northwest, the 2011 Oregon cherry harvest was far from ideal. A significant rain event

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