March 15th 2011 Issue

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

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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