November 2009 Issue

Quick Bites – November

By |November 1st, 2009|

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Teeple chairs USApple
John Teeple of Teeple Farms, Inc., Wolcott, New York, chairs the U.S. Apple Association for 2009-2010. He succeeds

MSU leads RosBREED project

By |November 1st, 2009|

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Michigan State University researchers will lead a four-year, $14.4-million grant-funded research project aimed at improving fruit quality, collaborating with nearly

Great Lakes fruit sessions

By |November 1st, 2009|

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More than a dozen educational sessions for tree fruit and grape growers will be offered during the Great Lakes Fruit,

Cultivating resiliency

By |November 1st, 2009|

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Resiliency is the ability to see opportunity in what some people might view as a negative experience.

Dr. Glen Fahs of

Next big thing testing Mairac

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The new variety Mairac in being grown in a test plot in the Wenatchee, Washington, area.

Two partners in the European

Vineyard innovations

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A mechanical fruit thinner has scuffed some of these berries, which will later desiccate and fall off.

Efficient over-the-row tractors and

On the fast track

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Michael Weber picks some samples of Mairac in a Washington State test planting.

With apple variety breeders putting a strong emphasis

Heading for trouble

By |November 1st, 2009|

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Tree pruning is one of the most important horticultural practices in an orchard. When you prune in winter, you are

Rubens put to the test

By |November 1st, 2009|

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The Rubens apple is harvested in early September, after Gala, and turns a vivid orange-red

Good to Know – Barritt, Evans

By |November 1st, 2009|

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Since 1994, Washington State University has strived to develop new apple cultivars with outstanding eating quality as quickly as possible.

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