June 2012 Issue

Saving resources

By |June 1st, 2012|

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Rod Grams obtained EQIP funding to upgrade his irrigation system, and is now using less water and fertilizer in his

Pillars of agriculture

By |June 1st, 2012|

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American farmers can call up images from two very different historical threads when describing themselves.

Farmers are rugged individualists, pioneers who

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

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