July 1st, 2006|0 Comments
During a trip to Japan in 1990, Luis Braun, a grower in Italy’s South Tyrol district, discovered a branch in a Fuji
Richared, one of the first red sports of the Delicious apple, was discovered in the Monitor, Washington, orchard of Jack Richardson (crouched, center).
Members of the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission’s study tour stand in front of HortResearch Havelock North (from left): Chuck Peters, Ray
A California researcher is identifying the genes in peaches that control internal quality, in an attempt to increase consumer satisfaction with peaches. Dr.
Plastic film, fertilizer, and treated fence posts often end up in burn piles and can pollute the air with cancer-causing substances. It’s important
The Washington State Patrol has begun enforcing new cargo securement rules that were put in place two years ago. Up to July 31 this year,
Cherry grower and winery owner Ronald Schmidt of Zillah, Washington, will be remembered as an upbeat and positive industry leader who had a
Genetics and genomics have been buzz words in the tree fruit industry since the Tree Fruit Technology Roadmap named them top priorities five years ago,
Color infrared imagery is useful in learning about the health status of leafy plant material. But can it be used
These transgenic plums contain a gene that makes them resistant to plum pox virus. Photo by Scott Bauer, USDA Agricultural Research Service
Tree fruit industry groups are alarmed by an appeals court decision that could impact the right to farm. In 1991, Michael Taylor bought an
The recently released Honey May nectarine, a yellow-fleshed subacid variety, ripens in early May. White-fleshed peaches and nectarines have become extremely
Ben Dover sells kestrel boxes mainly to cherry growers, though they’re also catching on with grape, apple, and blueberry growers.
Unlike repeated knife girdling, a plastic tie does no damage to the tree. It is applied in the winter and removed after harvest
Marsha Flamm and Steve Siebert with two of their falcons. Photo by Mark Flamm The Saker falcon circles a couple hundred feet
Peach trees with a pillar growth habit can be planted much more densely than standard peach trees to reap some of the
Apples—leaves and fruit—covered with Surround. Photo by Dick Lehnert Changes to Engelhard Corporation’s patent for Surround (a particle film made from kaolin
The Pacific Northwest pear industry is forecasting a 2006 crop of 17.5 million boxes, down from 18 million boxes a year ago. At
A new company called Advan LLC will distribute Surround (kaolin) crop protectant in specialty agriculture markets in the United States. Engelhard Corporation, which manufactures Surround,
Tree fruit growers in the British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley typically require about 3,300 seasonal workers annually. But working with foreign migrants who come to Canada
Research trials comparing various protective films for reducing sunburn in apples show variable results, which is typical of what growers have been finding, says Tom
While the United States struggles to accommodate the tide of migrants seeking opportunities and a better life north of the border, some migrants are seeking
Eden, a new apple with flesh that is slow to turn brown, is compared with MacSpur, on the right. A dark red apple
Club varieties have both advantages and disadvantages that might not be apparent at first, so growers should carefully study the contracts before signing, Randy Steensma
Mott’s will have first option on new processed apple varieties in exchange for financial support of Cornell’s apple breeding program. Cornell University has entered
New York’s wine and grape industries fared well in the recently approved state budget and will receive $5.3 million to construct a new research
Washington State nurseries who are members of the International New- Varieties Network are preparing for the release of Rubens in North America. The
October 6th, 2015|0 Comments
Growers and packers are adapting to the new requirements.
September 28th, 2015|0 Comments
Last Tuesday morning I was present as member of the welcoming committee for the official arrival ceremony for Present Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic
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