East Malling appoints French researcher

  • October 1st, 2014

East Malling Research in Kent, England, has appointed physiologist Dr. Julien Lecourt to lead research into optimizing efficiency, yields, and postharvest quality in temperate tree fruit production.

Lecourt was previously at INRA (the National Institute for Agricultural Research) in Bordeaux, France, where he worked on a range of perennial crops.

Lecourt [...]

  • See WA 38 (Cosmic Crisp apple)

See WA 38 (Cosmic Crisp apple)

  • August 26th, 2014

Washington State University has scheduled two field tours where growers can see the growth habit of the Cosmic Crisp apple (WA 38 cultivar) and look at fruit quality at or near harvest. Both will take place about a week before anticipated harvest.

The first tour, on September 17, will begin [...]

  • Good, better, best? The quest for better apple rootstocks

Good, better, best? The quest for better apple rootstocks

  • June 18th, 2014

There is likely not a “best” apple rootstock, though the replant-tolerant Geneva rootstocks (G.41, G.214, G.935, G.210, G.30, G.890) are much better than the available standards of Budagovksy 9, Mark, Malling 9 clones, M.26 and the semidwarf rootstocks.

In replant situations, it is common to have lack of vigor contributing [...]