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Postharvest, Apples

Featured stories about postharvest, apples appear in this issue.

Don’t export suspect pears to Israel

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  Phacidiopycnis rot has a watersoaked appearance in its early stage. It can begin at either the stem or calyx of the fruit.Pacific Northwest pear

Growing pears in Taiwan

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

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Lenticel breakdown of Gala apples

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

WSU expands genomics program

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

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Apples in Morocco

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

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Bin sanitation

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

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Retired engineer finds second career

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Retired Boeing engineer John Bell has poured his life savings into his new winery. After making wine as a hobby for

Help available in disaster areas

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

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Storm of a lifetime

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

No rate change for MCP

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

Shedding light on core rots

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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 fruit

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DNA fingerprinting shows disease culprits

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New technology and DNA fingerprinting has enabled Dr. Bob Spotts to identify new species of fungi that appear to be

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Weekend winemaker hopes to make it a career

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Chuck Jackson is splitting himself between two careers. He is another Boeing engineer and project manager whose heart is in

Prevent carbon monoxide poisonings

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Companies often find out the hard way that fuel-driven forklifts used in the fruit and vegetable industry can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning. At one

Coordinated effort needed to stop rots

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Apples that will be kept in long-term storage should be treated with preharvest or postharvest fungicides, but before growers decide which fungicides to apply in

High hopes for apple deal, despite hail

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Though hail devastated the crops of many orchardists in Washington State this summer, the apple industry as a whole is looking for a banner year.