The Hybridization, GMOs and Honeycrisp Apples

Honeycrisp Apples

About the apple Honeycrisp apples are, without a doubt, a rather recent newcomer to the interesting world of apples. They have quickly become a favorite among the fruit types for plain eating. Their tartness is balanced, with a suggestive sweetness, and who can ignore the snap that occurs when you bite into one. It is … Read more

Put Those Potatoes To Bed

Potatoes To Bed

Narrow seed rows for greater yield Boosting yields by crowding plants together in high populations has been effective in crops from cotton to apples, and some pioneers in Idaho are finding that it works for potatoes, too. In fact, they have devised a new planting regime based on narrow seed rows on wide beds, and … Read more

ADVANCES AND CONTROVERSY

Genetically engineered fruits and vegetables One thing is certain about genetically engineered foods: They stir emotional discourse. On one side, opponents fear insufficient testing and distrust the science and the companies. On the other side, supporters feel genetic engineering is a long-term solution to the problem of feeding the world. Surveys have shown that a … Read more

What’s behind the crunch

Apples

There’s tremendous growth in the apple market, and consumers have more choices than ever before. Those choices are the result of years of consumer research, cutting-edge laboratory work and grower trials. “Meeting consumer expectations is an important aspect of a variety development program,” said Dr. Kate Evans, associate professor and pome fruit breeder at Washington … Read more