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Postharvest, Apples

Featured stories about postharvest, apples appear in this issue.

Shedding light on core rots

  • October 1st, 2006

Moldy core and core rot can be serious problems in exported apples, because the symptoms usually can’t be seen from the outside when the [...]

Growing pears in Taiwan

  • October 1st, 2006

Pacific Northwest fruit growers think of Taiwan as an economic powerhouse, an ally in the Pacific Rim, and a market for fresh fruit, notably [...]

  • Lenticel breakdown of Gala apples

Lenticel breakdown of Gala apples

  • October 1st, 2006

Lenticel breakdown, left. Lenticel blotch, right. Lenticel breakdown of apples is a skin disorder that usually becomes visible predominantly after [...]

WSU expands genomics program

  • October 1st, 2006

  Dan BernardoAs part of its strategy to become a leader in horticultural genomics, Washington State University has hired two scientists to augment its [...]

  • Apples in Morocco

Apples in Morocco

  • October 1st, 2006

Apples are interplanted with other crops in the remote Ait Bouguemez Valley in Morocco. Almost on a daily basis [...]

  • Bin sanitation

Bin sanitation

  • October 1st, 2006

This photograph shows the difference in the number of Penicillium spores sampled from plywood bins before (left) and after the sanitizing treatment. [...]

Help available in disaster areas

  • October 1st, 2006

Twelve counties in Washington State have been declared disaster areas, a designation that might help producers recover from severe storms and other adverse weather [...]

  • Storm of a lifetime

Storm of a lifetime

  • October 1st, 2006

Carmen Bossenbrock with hail stones that she kept in her freezer after the storm. In late summer, Carmen Bossenbrock would [...]

No rate change for MCP

  • October 1st, 2006

Wooden apple bins absorb MCP in storage, reducing the amount available to be absorbed by the fruit, research in Michigan has shown. In contrast, [...]