March 15th 2007 Issue

Speeding up breeding

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Genetic markers are speeding up the process of fruit breeding and making breeding programs more efficient, says Washington State University’s

Reducing stone fruit thinning costs

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Stone fruit growers and researchers are experimenting with a variety of chemical thinning and mechanical

Small trees, big fruit

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Thinning will be important in highly efficient cherry systems like this Washington State University orchard that has angled

Bee power

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Michigan researchers, following two years of study, continue to be encouraged by the potential of

The causes and cures of doubling

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A scanning electron microscopy photo taken on July 31, 2006, shows that Bing (left) was further advanced than

Protecting bees from pesticides

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As researchers are learning that some of the new, reduced-risk pesticides are not always friendly to natural enemies important in

Good to Know

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We all know that climate and weather play a critical role in the economic success

Pollination tips

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To improve bee pollination during bloom, tree fruit growers should focus on colony strength, number of colonies per acre, colony

Time for Change

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Jim Hazen’s column in the December 2006, issue of Good Fruit Grower set the tone for the Washington State

Enough bees

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Tree fruit growers in the Pacific Northwest can expect an adequate supply of bees for

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