May 15th 2012 Issue

Delicate cherry finds a niche

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The blushed-yellow Rainier cherry was released by Washington State University more than 50 years ago with little thought of it

Cherries must be RELIABLY FIRM

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Delayed harvest can lead to more problems with pitting and pebbling of cherries.
Courtesy of Peter Toivonen, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

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Breeding peaches

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New peach varieties from MSU are expected to fill the gaps in the profile of the Michigan peach industry.
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In support of peach breeding

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Peach breeder Bill Shane (left) and Michigan Peach Sponsors President Kurt Weber enjoyed the annual educational meeting they jointly prepared.
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Spotlight on apple skin problems

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Cracks in the fruit cuticle can form soon after bloom (back), exposing the underlying hypodermal cells to air, stimulating a

Good to Know: Irrigation scheduling

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Troy Peters, left, checks the irrigation scheduler on his phone in a cherry orchard with Sean Hill, AgWeatherNet Web developer,

Antisplit agents help

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SureSeal, a new protective coating, at right, patented by Oregon State University that stretches as the fruit grows, needs complete

Future pear research area

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AVG could be a valuable new tool, along with NAA, for preventing premature fruit drop in pears. Some questions for

Early Robin, early blush

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Early Robin looks set to become an important variety in the Pacific Northwest, as growers try to get a jump on the blushed-cherry deal.

Steps to manage canker

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Scientists have developed the following ­integrated approach to manage canker in cherries:

Avoid interplanting new with old trees. Rain can splash

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