Featured stories about apples, postharvest appear in this issue.
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 [...]
New apple varieties released by Washington State University will not be club varieties. Dr. Jim McFerson, manager of the Washington Tree Fruit Research [...]
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 [...]
Brad Hamner of Carnegie Mellon University walks alongside an autonomous vehicle as it moves down the rows in Washington State University’s research [...]
The 2009 cherry export season in Japan did not live up to the Northwest industrys expectations because of a delay in implementing a systems [...]
A group called New York Apple Growers, LLC, has been formed to commercialize apple varieties developed by Cornell University, New York. Roger Lamont, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Kirk Kemp says a buy-local trend has boosted his company’s sales. Ontario’s apple industry was facing serious challenges four years [...]
Lynn Long discusses the fumigation in a new Regina cherry block at the Omeg orchard at The Dalles, Oregon.
Cherry growers may balk at [...]
Good to Know A research report from David Sugar, Oregon State University; Elizabeth Mitcham, University of California, Davis; and Eugene [...]
Dr. Joan Davenport holds a Concord leaf during a summer field day to emphasize the importance of using whole leaves for nutrient [...]
Retired WSU apple breeder Dr. Bruce Barritt checks another promising selection in an evaluation plot in a commercial orchard.
Washington State University has granted [...]
by Dr. Lerry Lacey and Geraldine Warner A fungus that emits gaseous compounds is being tested as a fumigant for quarantine treatments of [...]
High density often translates into higher production in tree fruit, but in Concord juice grapes, Dr. Markus Keller has found that the opposite occurs.
New apple varieties from Washington State University will be evaluated and commercialized under the following general guidelines. The fees and royalties are suggested amounts [...]
Yakima orchardist Ed Bannister adopted the Pyramid brand name in 1915 after purchasing his first five acres of orchard. He had more [...]
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 [...]