May 15th 2010 Issue

The KGB revealed

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In the late 1990s, Oregon cherry growers began planting pedestrian orchards, utilizing training systems developed in Europe to grow small

Clonal research takes years and money

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UC staff member Jorge Osorio Aguilar weighs grapes from a Syrah clonal selection under test for San Joaquin Valley conditions.

To

Wasps ruin cherry crop

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The European paper wasp looks similar to a yellow jacket, but has a narrower body and longer hind legs.

Cherry growers

Cigar box labels preceded fruit box labels

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In the late 1800s, cigar labels were embossed and gilded with gold leaf or bronzing.

The rationale for eye-catching, well-designed fruit

Cherries with stems

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The challenge is getting the cherry to separate at the upper abscission zone at the twig.

In the complex world of

Grape clones: Learn by doing

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Without published research on which grape clones are best suited to Washington State conditions, growers must rely on the experiences

Wanted: Endangered apples

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Walking through the Maine Heritage Orchard in Unity, Maine, is like walking through a Noah’s Ark for apples. The orchard,

Maine apples wanted

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John Bunker examines an apple at the Sandy River Orchard, Mercer, Maine, with 90-year-old Francis Fenton, owner (in blue).

These are

Preventing pear rot

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Dr. David Sugar, plant pathologist at Oregon State University, says the nitrogen and calcium levels in the orchard can affect

You hear that buzz?

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SweeTango orchards like this one at Pepin Heights produced enough fruit last year to start the buzz, which could rise

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