June 2013 Issue

Surround might deter stinkbugs

By |June 1st, 2013|

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The brown marmorated stinkbug is a challenge to control for any fruit grower, and organic growers have the fewest strategies

Yakima Valley opened the AVA door

By |June 1st, 2013|

The idea to designate Yakima Valley as Washington State’s first American Viticultural Area came to Mike Wallace while he was visiting California’s wine country in the early 1980s, when northern California growers and vintners were carving out appellations and subappellations.

Tougas Family Farm

By |June 1st, 2013|

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Mo Tougas asks a question of Oregon State University sweet cherry expert Lynn Long on an IFTA tour of his

Table grapes part of Arkansas breeding program

By |June 1st, 2013|

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This is Joy, in a photo from Idaho, where fruit breeder Esmaeil Fallahi included John Clark’s table grapes in his

Peaches from Arkansas

By |June 1st, 2013|

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Arkansas plant breeder John Clark.
Photos courtesy of John Clark, University of Arkansas

New nectarine varieties and a peach variety developed by

Promising WSU cherry selections

By |June 1st, 2013|

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One selection showing promise in Washington State University’s cherry breeding program is an early variety that has better fruit quality

Smart cherry breeding

By |June 1st, 2013|

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Breeder Nnadozie Oraguzie stands in a Phase 1 block planted in 2011 and 2012. He’ll begin collecting fruiting data when

Summerland’s focus switches

By |June 1st, 2013|

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Summerland cherry breeder Dr. Cheryl Hampson’s objective is to develop cherries that are large, firm, and sweet, have good stems,

Stellar lineage

By |June 1st, 2013|

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The Pacific Northwest cherry industry is seeing the effects of a shift to self-fertile varieties in the form of higher

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