Featured stories about apples, postharvest appear in this issue.
Dear Good Fruit Grower:
Can sweet cherries be grown in USDA climate zone 4—successfully?
I live 20 miles north of Minneapolis in Minnesota. In the [...]
Just a year after the release of WA 2, WSU’s apple breeding program in Wenatchee is releasing its second new cultivar, WA 5. WA [...]
Oregon State University hires research assistant
Preston Brown has been appointed research assistant at OSU’s Mid-Columbia Agricultural Research and Extension Center at Hood River. [...]
New apple varieties from Washington State University are evaluated and commercialized under the following general guidelines.
Phase 1: Initial seedling selection and evaluation The Washington Apple [...]
Dave Rosenberger described how he tested the effectiveness of low-volume nonrecycling drenches for fruit going into storage. His audience included New York fruit growers [...]
It’s generally believed that riper cherries are more susceptible to pitting than less mature cherries, but Dr. Peter Toivonen, postharvest physiologist with Agriculture and [...]
Several years ago, National Apple Week was expanded into National Apple Month, which is actually three months long and involves intense promotion of apples [...]
A panel of experts took a look ahead at what the apple industry might be like in 2020, ten years from now.
It was part [...]
A mysterious disease that has been killing the best looking, reddest strains of McIntosh apples in the nicest orchards in the northwest quadrant of [...]
Over the past ten years I have initiated a number of research trials that, when taken together, tell an important story about the link [...]
Because the red pigments are antioxidants, red-fleshed apples do not turn brown when sliced.
Swiss nursery owner and fruit breeder Markus Kobelt hit the headlines [...]
Sergio and Kristy Martinez have partnered with their son and daughter-in-law to establish Martinez and Martinez Winery.
A life-long farmworker, Sergio Martinez dreamed that if [...]
The Young Grower Alliance organized this get-together with those from “the old generation” to discuss the orderly transition of ownership and management.
The Young Grower [...]
Andrew and Monica Martinez are the drivers behind the Martinez and Martinez Winery.
Martinez and Martinez Winery was launched in the summer of 2008 at [...]
Entomologists in the Pacific Northwest intend to find out how well the spotted wing drosophila can survive the region’s cold winters.
The pest, a native [...]
Capitalizing on Native American images to sell fruit, Skookum and Yum-Yum labels were developed in competing regions of Washington State.
After large-scale irrigation systems and [...]