March 15th 2011 Issue

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

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

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