Geraldine Warner

Beyond Honeycrisp

By |June 5th, 2014|

Several new varieties are coming to market with high expectations.

What a Gem! A pear that resists fire blight

By |May 29th, 2014|

Gem, a new fire blight-­resistant pear variety from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s breeding program, was officially released this [...]

The lure of a better fly trap

By |May 28th, 2014|

USDA researchers identified specific volatiles that attract spotted wing drosophila.

Drosophila is here to stay

By |May 23rd, 2014|

Better traps should help growers determine when to spray for spotted wing drosophila.

Overcoming cherry fatigue

By |May 23rd, 2014|

Marketers strategize about how to keep consumers buying cherries in the late season.

SWD bugs California growers

By |May 20th, 2014|

In California’s climate, spotted wing drosophila thrives during the winter.

New pest has racing stripes

By |May 20th, 2014|

The African fig fly, a relative of the spotted wing drosophila, is bigger and more competitive.

Club apples are in demand

By |May 19th, 2014|

Twenty years ago, Red Delicious apple production peaked in Washington at more than 60 million packed boxes. Just three [...]

Beyond Honeycrisp

By |May 19th, 2014|

A number of new varieties that are coming to market are being touted as being better than Honeycrisp.

Pazazz, a [...]

Pear growers have a strategy for pest management

By |May 14th, 2014|

A new pear pest management plan underlines the need for smaller trees and more efficient systems.