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Apples, Postharvest

Featured stories about apples, postharvest appear in this issue.

Good Stuff

  • October 1st, 2009

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 [...]

No club for WSU apples

  • October 1st, 2009

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

Major grant for cherry research

  • October 1st, 2009

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 [...]

  • Ready for robots?

Ready for robots?

  • October 1st, 2009

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

Cherry export glitch

  • October 1st, 2009

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

New varieties for New York

  • October 1st, 2009

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

Full U.S. apple crop ahead

  • October 1st, 2009

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 [...]

Good Point – Stephen Young

  • October 1st, 2009

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 [...]

  • New juice grape variety

New juice grape variety

  • October 1st, 2009

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

  • WSU releases its first apple variety

WSU releases its first apple variety

  • October 1st, 2009

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

  • Tighter spacing, less crop

Tighter spacing, less crop

  • October 1st, 2009

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

  • October 1st, 2009

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

IAC members

  • October 1st, 2009

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 [...]