News tagged with fruit quality

What happens to peaches when the chill is gone?

The warmer-than-normal temperatures of 2012—the fourth warmest year on record in South Carolina—signal potential challenges for growers of the state's best-known fruit. Peaches need cold weather to produce flowers and ...

Jan 24, 2013
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Presence of invasive insect in Senegal confirmed

(Phys.org)—A Virginia Tech-managed research program, the Integrated Pest Management Collaborative Research Support Program, has confirmed the presence of Tuta absoluta in Senegal, the first confirmation ...

Sep 28, 2012
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Early defoliation of Great Lakes wine grapes tested

Wine grape production in the Great Lakes Viticultural Region can be a challenging enterprise. Spring frost, winter injury, short and variable growing seasons, and cool, humid growing conditions subject grape ...

Dec 12, 2011
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Alternatives eyed for methyl bromide

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists trying to help Florida growers find a replacement for methyl bromide are studying an alternative soil treatment that uses molasses as one of its ingredients.

Mar 16, 2011
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Taming wild grapes for better wine

When you think about "wine country," Illinois may not be the first state that comes to mind. But it's actually big business on the prairie. There are 90 wineries licensed in Illinois and 1,500 acres of wine ...

Oct 13, 2010
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Semen quality depends upon antioxidants

A possible relationship between men's diets and the quality of their semen has long been a discussion point. Spanish researchers have now confirmed that antioxidants, molecules which are found mainly in fruit and vegetables ...

Jun 02, 2009
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