September 2012 Issue

Good to know: WSU releases WA 38 apple

By |September 1st, 2012|

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The latest release from WSU, WA 38, is an eye-catching, large, dark red apple with a remarkably firm, crisp, and

Curator’s choice

By |September 1st, 2012|

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Pear trees growing at the repository In spring (inset) and fall. As unique and individually colorful as are the fruit

The aristocratic Bosc

By |September 1st, 2012|

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For many in the United States, when they think of pears, the image is of the fully ripe, yellow, fragrant,

Cooperative effort defeats pests

By |September 1st, 2012|

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An areawide effort to control codling moth without organophosphate chemicals has resulted in better control of both codling moth and

Organic replant challenge

By |September 1st, 2012|

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Mike Brownfield’s orchard has been cultivated organically for almost 40 years. In recent times, Brownfield has benefited from a number

Good to Know: A gem of a pear

By |September 1st, 2012|

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US 71655-014 has been tested in Hood River, Oregon, for ten years, and is expected to be released soon.

A new

Good Point: Proving safe produce is safe

By |September 1st, 2012|

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Safe food is an unobjectionable term. No one wants unsafe food.

To assure the safety of the produce sold to consumers,

Co-op launches management venture

By |September 1st, 2012|

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Fruit packing cooperatives are becoming something of an oddity in the Washington tree fruit industry, which is dominated today by

The story of champagne

By |September 1st, 2012|

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Champagne is the wine produced from grapes grown in the northernmost vineyards of France. Even before the Champagne method of

Cherry Central is testing new drying technology

By |September 1st, 2012|

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A new method of drying fruit using microwave heating and vacuum technology is being tested in a wide range of

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