June 2012 Issue

World awaits B.C. cherries

By |June 1st, 2012|

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High quality, self-fertile cherry varieties developed in British Columbia, Canada, have become standards in the international cherry industry.

British Columbia’s own

Muscat plantings on the rise

By |June 1st, 2012|

Muscat grape varieties, the hottest selling wines in America, have also been the hottest selling grape nursery stock. And while there’s been an uptick in Muscat plantings in Washington State, in general, the state’s wine industry is taking a cautious approach to the latest wine fad.

Land-grant pioneer

By |June 1st, 2012|

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At Michigan State University, “the pioneer land-grant university,” the pioneering spirit lives on, but it sometimes scares people, especially its

Does MCP affect flavor?

By |June 1st, 2012|

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A question that scientists say needs to be researched further is whether MCP (1-methylcyclopropene) affects the flavor and aroma of

Land-grant pride in Vermont

By |June 1st, 2012|

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Many land-grant university campuses have a ­landmark building called Morrill Hall. There are Morrill Halls in New York, Tennessee, Nebraska,

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

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