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During his 40 years at Cornell University, Dr. Alan Lakso devised some oddly clever ways to figure out how fruit trees do the things they do.
For example, he used laser beams as artificial sunbeams to observe which kinds of leaves in apple trees capture the sunlight. Earlier studies had [...]
Third-leaf Fuji on Malling 9 rootstock in unfumigated groundat Brewster, Washington. (Courtesy Tom Auvil)The following observations regarding replant-tolerant Geneva rootstocks have been made as a result of trials in Washington:• The high yields from these rootstocks can cause the scion to slide off the rootstock, especially when the trellis fails. [...]
The much anticipated WA 38 apple variety will go by the brand name Cosmic Crisp, Washington State University announced today.
The university also unveiled a new web page for the variety.
The name derives from little spots that look like starbursts, said Carolyn Ross, associate professor in the WSU School [...]
age / 24
crops / manages cherry and apple orchards
business / Roy Farms. Curtis is part of the fifth generation working the family farm.
education / BS in Agriculture Economics at Washington State University
Q: What was your path to farming?
Growing up, I saw Dad waking up at [...]
Twenty years ago, Red Delicious apple production peaked in Washington at more than 60 million packed boxes. Just three varieties—Red and Golden Delicious and Granny Smith—accounted for 90 percent of the total crop.
Since then, Washington’s apple crop has doubled, Red Delicious production has halved, and more than 24 apple [...]
A number of new varieties that are coming to market are being touted as being better than Honeycrisp.
Pazazz, a variety developed by Doug Shelfelbine in his private breeding program in Wisconsin, originated from an open-pollinated Honeycrisp, according to Fred Wescott, who is commercializing the variety.
The striped red apple was [...]
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