Richard Lehnert

Awards presented at IFTA’s Nova Scotia conference

By |March 2nd, 2015|

The International Tree Fruit Association named Charles Embree its 2015 Outstanding Researcher of the Year during its 58th annual [...]

Intrexon to acquire Okanagan Specialty Fruits for $41 million

By |March 1st, 2015|

Intrexon Corporation, of Germantown, Maryland, a company focusing on synthetic biology products, has agreed to acquire Okanagan Specialty Fruits [...]

Tart cherries threatened

By |February 26th, 2015|

Entomologists in Michigan are still trying to determine whether spotted wing drosophila will be a significant tart cherry pest.

“We [...]

Learning on the go: 2014 IFTA Italy

By |February 26th, 2015|

Dr. Terence Robinson finds a captive class on the bus.

Munckhof machine makes inroads: 2014 IFTA Italy

By |February 26th, 2015|

The harvest machine is widely used around the world but has only recently been sold in the United States.

Armillaria resistance explored

By |February 26th, 2015|

Amur chokecherry, used as a rootstock, may protect stone fruits from Armillaria.

New era in fire blight control

By |February 17th, 2015|

Organic growers face future without antibiotics for fire blight control.

Fire blight can spread quickly

By |February 17th, 2015|

Scientists know quite a lot about fire blight. Its basic source is in cankers from previous infections.

The bacteria overwinter [...]

USDA clears non-browning GMO apples

By |February 13th, 2015|

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service announced today (February 13) its decision to deregulate [...]

Stark Bro’s testing new apple Scarlet Star

By |February 13th, 2015|

Stark Bro’s Nurseries and Orchards Company is testing a new apple, named Scarlet Star, that was discovered as a [...]