March 15th 2011 Issue

Color is not a sign of maturity

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The color and sugar levels of apples are not useful indicators of when the fruit is ready to pick, says

Keep hives warm and dry

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Placing beehives in a good location in the orchard is one of the keys to getting honeybees to do the

When is the best time to pick?

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Cherry researchers used this cherry color chart in the harvest timing project. For chart purchase information, email Todd Einhorn at:

Watch out for the good guys

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Researchers have been testing different types and colors of traps for monitoring beneficial insects. This white sticky trap, placed next

Drosophila parasitoid found

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A female wasp attacks a spotted wing drosophila pupa
PhotoS COURTESY OF PETER SHEARER AND PRESTON BROWN, OSU

Scientists at Oregon State

Food facts and fiction

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Appalled by what he calls “quacks in scientific garb,” Dr. Joseph Schwarcz is on a mission to demystify science, separate

Unusual apples are researcher’s passion

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On an ordinary weekday, Dr. Ian Merwin is a Cornell University teacher and researcher who has put his mark on

Weed-eating beetles

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Last Bite

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Jonagold combines the Jonathan red color splashed over a Golden Delicious background, but some strains are so red they cover

$4.5 million project

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Dr. Vince Jones, entomologist with Washington State University in Wenatchee, is heading a $4.5-million research project to help growers take

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