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  • Performance report

Performance report

  • July 1st, 2013

After a year of work, the team of researchers developing Solid-Set Canopy Delivery Systems has issued its first report—and the results look promising.

Control of [...]

  • Marked for progress

Marked for progress

  • July 1st, 2013

The four-year, $14.4 million RosBREED plant breeding project, funded in 2009 under the Specialty Crop Research Initiative, is coming to a new stage, winding [...]

Winning orchard designs

  • July 1st, 2013

After four years of collecting data, Penn State University horticulturalist Dr. Jim Schupp has arrived at some conclusions about how peach growers should grow [...]

  • China could become big pear market

China could become big pear market

  • July 1st, 2013
China could become a significant market for U.S. pears. Louis Ng, who represents the Pear Bureau Northwest in China, believes China could be importing 500,000 to 600,000 boxes of pears annually within the next five to ten years. That would make China the second-largest pear export market after Mexico.
  • The path to commercialization

The path to commercialization

  • July 1st, 2013

For seven years now, Rutgers University of New Jersey and Adams County Nursery in Aspers, Pennsylvania, have been working under a “formal relationship” in [...]

  • Risky business

Risky business

  • July 1st, 2013

Apple growers in New York, and in the northeastern quadrant of the United States generally, are moving toward higher production of fresh market varieties [...]

  • Wine industry matures

Wine industry matures

  • July 1st, 2013

Like many Yakima Valley wine grape growers, Dick Boushey was an apple grower first. His last apple block has been replanted to wine grapes, [...]

  • Trellis enhances grape quality

Trellis enhances grape quality

  • July 1st, 2013

Wine grape pioneer Dick Boushey continues to fine-tune his viticultural practices to improve grape quality. One example is his experimentation with a different trellis [...]