March 15th 2011 Issue

Optimizing cherry harvest timing

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Horticulturist Todd Einhorn says leaving cherries on the tree longer can result in higher sugar content, but this must be

Pollination role of native bees studied

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The price tag for renting honeybees for apple pollination, just $35 per hive a few years ago, now tops $100

Where to find unusual apples

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The New York State Experiment Station in Geneva includes a USDA-ARS Plant Genetic Resources Unit, with a germ plasm repository

Montana growers pin hopes on new varieties

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Louise Swanberg, pictured with Tom Colyer, says it’s hard to make money with the existing cherry varieties grown in Montana.
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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

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