Featured stories covering postharvest topics, and more, in this issue.
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Cultivars with reputations for storage complications
Both Gala and Honeycrisp are susceptible to storage disorders, require more care in postharvest.
Harvester makes sort work in the orchard
Experimental machine capable of separating fresh, cull apples could reduce postharvest handling costs.
Rootstocks from Krymsk, Russia, with love
The peach and cherry rootstock program owes its success to a family of breeders taking advantage of their home in the heart of wild Prunus diversity.
Pear packers see the future on the line
State-of-the-art pear technology stars in Mount Adams Fruit upgrade after fire rebuild; other packers are following suit.
Fungicide resistance a growing concern
Michigan grape growers must take steps to manage powdery mildew, botrytis bunch rot.
Sun stress has growers sun wary
With sun damage a key factor in cull fruit for the Washington industry, new WSU research aims to better understand the physiology of sun stress.
Hotter climate alters the cold chain
Maturity metrics may not yield the usual results for fruit grown in warmer-than-usual growing seasons.
Big plans for more mayhaws
Florida grower aims to bring traditional Southern treasure to the wider world.
A variety of options for pear breeding
Pear research leaders suggest launching cultivar breeding program.
Getting misty for evaporative cooling
WSU researcher works on evaporative cooling for wine grapes.
Washington State University hires new extension specialist
Jenny Bolivar-Medina Late last fall, Washington State University hired Jenny Bolivar-Medina for a new position on the tree fruit extension team as an information technology
Beth Brown, a young grower from Waterport, New York
Beth grew up working with her grandfather, Harold Henry, on their family farm in Eden Valley, New York, and later graduated with a business degree from State University of New York at Oswego.
Good to Know: Risk reduction proven
WSU researchers demonstrate that routine export quarantine sufficiently controls powdery mildew pathogen on fresh sweet cherries.
Johnson: Ghost apples appear at Good Fruit Grower
How a few photos captured on a chilly day in a Michigan orchard became a viral sensation.