Geraldine Warner

Swiss scientists test nets

By |March 1st, 2015|

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Swiss scientists have been testing netting as a way to exclude spotted wing drosophila from cherry orchards.

Researchers at the Breitenhof

Predatory mite comes to light

By |February 27th, 2015|

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The shift from broad-spectrum organophosphates to new classes of pesticides that are more selective appears to have caused a shift

WSU will add to tree fruit faculty

By |February 27th, 2015|

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Washington Stat

e University plans to hire several new faculty over the next couple of years to work specifically on issues

Research on rot is under way

By |February 26th, 2015|

Plant pathologist is working to determine if pruning and spraying crab apple trees effectively controls postharvest rots.

60 years in pears

By |February 26th, 2015|

Fred Valentine’s philosophy is that exchanging ideas benefits everyone.

A vocal tree-fruit advocate

By |February 26th, 2015|

Fred Valentine has always had growers’ interests at heart.

Taking yields to the limit

By |February 5th, 2015|

New Zealand scientists have planted a prototype ‘super orchard’ they hope will produce around 170 apple bins per acre.

China agrees to accept all varieties of U.S. apples

By |January 26th, 2015|

The reciprocal agreement will allow China to ship apples into the United States.

Bigger crops ahead

By |January 21st, 2015|

Growers will need to produce niche varieties and maximize production efficiency, marketers say.

Douglas Fruit finds its niche

By |January 20th, 2015|

The family business specializes in organic stone fruits.

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