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Apples, Postharvest

Featured stories about apples, postharvest appear in this issue.

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WSU releases its first apple variety

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Retired WSU apple breeder Dr. Bruce Barritt checks another promising selection in an evaluation plot in a commercial orchard.
Washington State University has granted an exclusive

New varieties for New York

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A group called New York Apple Growers, LLC, has been formed to commercialize apple varieties developed by Cornell University, New York. Roger Lamont, chair

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Tighter spacing, less crop

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High density often translates into higher production in tree fruit, but in Concord juice grapes, Dr. Markus Keller has found that the opposite occurs.
Although a

Full U.S. apple crop ahead

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Apple-growing regions across the United States are reporting full crops this season. The U.S. Apple Association estimates the total 2009 national apple crop (fresh

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Last Bite – Mining engineer turns fruit grower

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Yakima orchardist Ed Bannister adopted the Pyramid brand name in 1915 after purchasing his first five acres of orchard. He had more than

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Ontario apple plant expands with local support

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Kirk Kemp says a buy-local trend has boosted his company’s sales. Ontario’s apple industry was facing serious challenges four years ago

Good Stuff

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Protect fruit from sunburn Purfresh of Fremont, California, reports that the company’s solar protectant, Purshade, has reduced physical sun-related damage on several apple varieties

Major grant for cherry research

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The Specialty Crop Research Initiative has awarded a $3.9-million grant for research on new ways of producing, processing, and marketing sweet cherries. Dr. Matt Whiting,

Cherry export glitch

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The 2009 cherry export season in Japan did not live up to the Northwest industrys expectations because of a delay in implementing a systems approach

Good Point – Robert Brody and Jon Wyss

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Washington’s farms and ranches reached a record value of production for crops and livestock in 2008. Agriculture accounts for more than 12 percent of our

Good Point – Stephen Young

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Orchard systems have gone through ­dynamic changes over the past 50 years. High-density plantings and dwarfing ­rootstocks have allowed growers to make changes in production

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Consider fumigation an investment

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Lynn Long discusses the fumigation in a new Regina cherry block at the Omeg orchard at The Dalles, Oregon.
Cherry growers may balk at the cost

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Rethinking the chill requirement for pear ripening

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Good to Know A research report from David Sugar, Oregon State University; Elizabeth Mitcham, University of California, Davis; and Eugene Kupferman,

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New juice grape variety

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Dr. Joan Davenport holds a Concord leaf during a summer field day to emphasize the importance of using whole leaves for nutrient analysis

Biofumigant has potential as quarantine treatment

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by Dr. Lerry Lacey and Geraldine Warner A fungus that emits gaseous compounds is being tested as a fumigant for quarantine treatments of apples.

The route to commercialization

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New apple varieties from Washington State University will be evaluated and commercialized under the following general guidelines. The fees and royalties are suggested amounts and

IAC members

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Members of the breeding ­program’s Industry Advisory Council are: Brent Milne, Bob Brammer, Bruce Allen, Bryon McDougall, Dale Goldy, Dan Flick, Dave Allan, Dave ­Gleason,

No club for WSU apples

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New apple varieties released by Washington State University will not be club varieties. Dr. Jim McFerson, manager of the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission,

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Ready for robots?

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Brad Hamner of Carnegie Mellon University walks alongside an autonomous vehicle as it moves down the rows in Washington State University’s research orchard