Featured stories about cherries and their varieties appear in this issue.
The blushed-yellow Rainier cherry was released by Washington State University more than 50 years ago with little thought of it becoming a premium fresh-market [...]
A canker from the bacteria Pseudomonas syringae has developed in this young cherry tree.
Photo by Ken Johnson, OSU
With copper bactericides failing in some [...]
New peach varieties from MSU are expected to fill the gaps in the profile of the Michigan peach industry.
Photo courtesy of Michigan State [...]
Sweetheart, a late-season cultivar developed at the Summerland research center in British Columbia, Canada, is the second-most planted variety in Washington State.
Photo courtesy [...]
Peach breeder Bill Shane (left) and Michigan Peach Sponsors President Kurt Weber enjoyed the annual educational meeting they jointly prepared.
Photo courtesy of Michigan [...]
More than a hundred specialty crops producers and their organizations have signed on to an effort to convince Congress not to change the IR-4 [...]
Cracks in the fruit cuticle can form soon after bloom (back), exposing the underlying hypodermal cells to air, stimulating a wound response that results [...]
A new marketing and research group has consolidated the California cherry industry into one voice, says Chiles Wilson, chair of the new organization that [...]
Troy Peters, left, checks the irrigation scheduler on his phone in a cherry orchard with Sean Hill, AgWeatherNet Web developer, and Gerrit Hoogenboom, right, [...]
A spate of new studies came out this spring, all of them seeking to link neonicotinoid insecticides to mortality in honeybees, bumblebees, and several [...]
SureSeal, a new protective coating, at right, patented by Oregon State University that stretches as the fruit grows, needs complete fruit coverage—to the point [...]
Delayed harvest can lead to more problems with pitting and pebbling of cherries.
Courtesy of Peter Toivonen, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
In an increasingly competitive [...]
AVG could be a valuable new tool, along with NAA, for preventing premature fruit drop in pears. Some questions for future research are:
Can the [...]
Jim Schupp (on tractor) took an active role in evaluating the Darwin blossom thinner and considers it a key to peach profitability.
Photo by [...]
Scientists have developed the following integrated approach to manage canker in cherries:
Avoid interplanting new with old trees. Rain can splash inoculum from old trees [...]
Wine bottle corks are repurposed as mulch, an example of sustainable practices implemented at Snoqualmie Vineyards winery.
Photo courtesy of Ste. Michelle Wine Estates
This Dutch cherry orchard has a rain cover and is enclosed on the sides with netting to keep out insects and birds.
Photo by [...]
Stickers link to grower videos
Thanks to new data bar technology, shoppers anywhere in the world can use smartphones to scan stickers on apples [...]
VG is a substituted amino acid derived via fermenting the naturally occurring antibiotic rhizobitoxine. After its activity was discovered in 1972, it received a [...]