June 2012 Issue

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

The rush to redness

By |June 1st, 2012|

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David Bedford

Dr. David Bedford, the apple breeder at University of Minnesota where the original Honeycrisp was bred in 1961 and

WA 2 update

By |June 1st, 2012|

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Washington State University’s first new apple variety, WA 2, is in its second season of intensive industry evaluation (Phase 3).

New New York apples go in the ground this spring

By |June 1st, 2012|

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This is NY 1, the Honeycrisp-like grower-friendly apple. Commercial plantings began this spring.
Photo courtesy of Cornell University

Two new New York

Dream blush cherry has dim future

By |June 1st, 2012|

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It was a dream of a cherry: Like Rainier, it was yellow, with an attractive red blush, but it matured

A redder HONEYCRISP

By |June 1st, 2012|

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PHOTO BY RICHARD LEHNERT

New sports of popular apples—especially if they’re redder—always attract plenty of ­attention from growers.

So, you can imagine

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