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Summer Fruits, New Varieties

Featured stories about summer fruits and new varieties appear in this issue.

  • HOT TIPS on heat stress

HOT TIPS on heat stress

  • July 1st, 2007

Two Washington State agricultural workers have died of heat stress in the past decade. In one case, it was mid-May [...]

Bartlett tops pear tree sales

  • July 1st, 2007

Bartlett is still the most popular pear variety being planted in Washington, but sales of d’Anjou nursery trees have picked up in recent years, [...]

Going all organic

  • July 1st, 2007

Douglas Fruit Company, one of the largest stone fruit growers and packers in Washington State, is aiming to convert most of its production of [...]

Fuji tops apple plantings

  • July 1st, 2007

Fuji is the top apple variety being planted in Washington State. Red Fuji and early Fuji varieties together account for 22 percent of the [...]

  • Designer apples

Designer apples

  • July 1st, 2007

Genomics—the study of genes and their functions—allows for the development of designer apples with the potential to command a premium, says Dr. Sue Gardiner, [...]

  • The next new variety

The next new variety

  • July 1st, 2007

Cameron Peace, geneticist with WSU, checks seedlings As Washington State University’s apple breeder Dr. Bruce Barritt surveys the 30,000 [...]

Collaboration is Key

  • July 1st, 2007

Working together makes us all more successful. The fresh pear industry in the Pacific Northwest is finishing the season with some of the [...]

  • Planting a rose garden

Planting a rose garden

  • July 1st, 2007

In a strawberry patch next to an apple orchard, technicians David Roys (left) and Cathy Peters and entomologist Tom Unruh inspect plants [...]

  • A bed of roses

A bed of roses

  • July 1st, 2007

Dr. Tom Unruh checks if strawberry leafrollers in wild rose bushes are parasitized by the wasp Colpoclypeus florus. Wild multiflora [...]