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Modification and field evaluation of an experimental mechanical sweet cherry harvester

A two-unit experimental sweet cherry harvester was modified with a goal to improve its harvest performance by changing each unit’s rapid impact fruit removal mechanism…

Ultraviolet-C light inactivation of Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Listeria monocytogenes on organic fruit surfaces

The study investigated UV-C light inactivation of Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Listeria monocytogenes on the surface of organic apples, pears, and other fruit.

Auxin-mediated relationships between apple plants and root inhabiting fungi: Impact on root pathogens and potentialities of growth-promoting populations

Studies were conducted to examine the relationship between plant hosts and fungi recovered in replanted orchard soils.

‘Fuji’ apple (Malus domestic Borkh) volatile production during high pC02 controlled atmosphere storage

‘Fuji’ apples can develop postharvest disorders that render the fruit unmarketable. These disorders, typically internal browning often with small cavities in the internal tissues, occur…

QTLs detected for individual sugars and soluble solids content in apple

Sweetness is one of the most important fruit quality traits in breeding programs, determining the overall quality and flavor-perception of apples. In order to improve…

Cherry Training Systems (PNW 667)

PNW 667, a new cherry training system manual is now available on line. This publication was two years in the making and includes descriptions and…

New Training Systems for High-density Planting of Sweet Cherry

We assessed the vegetative growth and fruit production behavior of different sweet cherry cultivars grown using multiple new ultra-high-density planting (HDP) and training systems.

Identification of red apples in field environment with over the row machine vision system

Accurate detection and identification of fruits is critically important for the success of developing automated apple harvesting system.

Protected cultivation of peach and nectarine in China – Industry observations and assessments

China is both the largest producer of outside-grown and inside-grown peaches and nectarines in the world. The latter are produced in more than 16,000 ha…

A postharvest fruit rot of apple caused by Lambertella corni-maris in Washington state

During surveys for postharvest diseases of apple conducted in Washington State, an unknown fruit rot was observed on stored apple fruit collected from commercial fruit…
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