July 2007 Issue

Designer apples

By |July 1st, 2007|

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Genomics—the study of genes and their functions—allows for the development of designer apples with the potential to command a premium,

The next new variety

By |July 1st, 2007|

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Cameron Peace, geneticist with WSU, checks seedlings As Washington State University’s apple breeder Dr. Bruce

Planting a rose garden

By |July 1st, 2007|

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In a strawberry patch next to an apple orchard, technicians David Roys (left) and Cathy Peters and entomologist

A bed of roses

By |July 1st, 2007|

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Dr. Tom Unruh checks if strawberry leafrollers in wild rose bushes are parasitized by the wasp Colpoclypeus florus.

Mechanical blossom thinning tested on peach

By |July 1st, 2007|

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Peach and nectarine growers in Pennsylvania have been testing a mechanical blossom-thinning machine that the

HOT TIPS on heat stress

By |July 1st, 2007|

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Two Washington State agricultural workers have died of heat stress in the past decade. In one

Bartlett tops pear tree sales

By |July 1st, 2007|

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Bartlett is still the most popular pear variety being planted in Washington, but sales of d’Anjou nursery trees have picked

Record fresh Bartlett crop forecast

By |July 1st, 2007|

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Pear producers in Washington and Oregon expect to harvest a record fresh Bartlett crop this year and more winter pears

Bright idea for improving biocontrol

By |July 1st, 2007|

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Sunflowers planted near stone fruit orchards could help a parasite of the oriental fruit moth to survive the

Going all organic

By |July 1st, 2007|

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Douglas Fruit Company, one of the largest stone fruit growers and packers in Washington State, is aiming to convert most

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