New spray concept proves feasible

By |September 1st, 2013|

If we had to irrigate orchards by pulling tanks of water down the alleys, would we do it?

We do [...]

Peach growers challenges

By |September 1st, 2013|

Growing peaches is getting easier in some ways, harder in others, a rather normal description of many orchardists’ efforts. [...]

Precise disease management is complicated

By |September 1st, 2013|

Like insects, diseases develop in predictable ways based on ­growing-degree accumulations, but diseases are driven more by moisture than [...]

Growers need to adjust sprayers for deposition and drift

By |September 1st, 2013|

Precise application of pesticides in orchards provides growers with better crop protection, less environmental pollution, and better use of [...]

WSU apple breeder screens for fireblight resistance

By |August 9th, 2013|

Washington State University’s apple breeding program is now screening seedlings and selections for fireblight resistance.

During WSU’s annual field day [...]

Fire blight concerns ease in Medford, Oregon

By |July 23rd, 2013|

  Concerns that fireblight would cause significant damage to this year’s pear harvest in the Medford, Oregon, [...]

Five ways to make sure people eat fewer peaches

By |July 1st, 2013|

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Grow just one variety. Growing one variety will limit your marketing season and the number of times consumers [...]

California growers worry about fireblight

By |July 1st, 2013|

The generally arid conditions in the Pacific Northwest limit the threat of the disease, which needs warm and moist [...]

Science on the Hudson

By |May 15th, 2013|

Modern apple tree plantings have been made at the Hudson Valley Lab.
PHOTO BY RICHARD LEHNERT

Workers at Cornell University’s [...]

The NOSB’s ‘lose-lose’ decision

By |May 15th, 2013|

A decision by the National Organic Standards Board not to extend use of a key antibiotic to control fireblight [...]