March 15th 2011 Issue

Good Stuff

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Sweet success
A new series of scab-resistant apples called “Sweet Resistants” developed by the Consorzio Italiano Vivaisti (CIV) in Italy was

Sweet cherries thrive in a sea of apples

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Natalie, 16, greets customers and weighs the cherries they pick, using an old brass-beamed platform scale. Picking buckets hold about

Washington Syrah: Rising or falling star?

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Syrah was to be one of the stars in Washington State’s wine lineup. But something happened along the way to

Understanding cherry fruit set

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Researchers, with the help of electron scanning microscopes, can view cherry reproductive organs, like this stigma of a Sweetheart cherry.
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New treatment against CCD

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Remebee is easily administered—mixed into heavy bee syrup and fed in one feeding of one pint. Some beekeepers are trying

Beekeepers fear loss of forage

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The purple spotted knapweed flower is attractive to bees and a good nectar producer: However, once it gains a foothold,

Good Job

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Allan Baugher wins Maryland hort award
The Maryland State Horticultural Society gave Allan Baugher of Westminster, Maryland, its Harry Black Distinguished

Skimping on bees can be risky

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The strength of a bee colony is important, but it is difficult to assess without looking inside.

Bees are critical for

Washington needs to own the Syrah variety

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The salvation to lagging wine sales of Syrah may be in Washington State owning the variety as it now does

Evolution of the Darwin

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While the researchers have pronounced the Darwin string thinner “good to go,” it’s not considered perfect—not by the Canadian company

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