May 15th 2012 Issue

Future of IR-4 in question

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More than a hundred specialty crops producers and their organizations have signed on to an effort to convince Congress not

Sustainable program for wineries launched

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Wine bottle corks are repurposed as mulch, an example of sustainable practices implemented at Snoqualmie Vineyards winery.
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New group begins work

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A new marketing and research group has consolidated the California cherry industry into one voice, says Chiles Wilson, chair of

Good Stuff

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Stickers link to grower videos
Thanks to new data bar technology, shoppers anywhere in the world can use smartphones to scan

Neonicotinoids and bees

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A spate of new studies came out this spring, all of them seeking to link neonicotinoid insecticides to mortality in

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

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