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 [...]

Pest pressures challenge organics future

By |May 1st, 2013|

The favorable climate and relatively low pest and disease pressure in the arid West have been blessings for organic [...]

New grape disease reduces yields, quality

By |April 1st, 2013|

Left: A Merlot grapevine shows redleaf symptoms on mature leaves in the lower portions of the canopy. Symptoms are [...]

Kill the pathogen

By |March 15th, 2013|

Apple scab is a serious problem in humid climates, and McIntosh is very susceptible. Lesions occur on both leaves [...]

Developing a disease management program

By |March 15th, 2013|

Washington State University viticulture extension specialist Dr. Michelle Moyer suggests growers consider the following when developing a ­disease management [...]

Living with cherry diseases

By |March 15th, 2013|

Little cherry disease made a dramatic resurgence in Washington in 2010 and has since spread rapidly. These Sweetheart cherries [...]

Preventing mildew

By |March 15th, 2013|

Guide for grape pest management available
Washington State University’s 2013 Grape Pest Management Guide includes recommendations for controlling insects, [...]

Working with copper

By |March 15th, 2013|

Copper is a potent spray chemical, useful on many stone and pome fruits. It is active against bacterial diseases [...]

Bacterial canker

By |March 1st, 2013|

The weather turned hot and dry—­conditions conducive to healing the cuts without making the canker situation worse. Then, the [...]

Identifying grape shrivels

By |February 15th, 2013|

In the past, grape growers have mistaken any shrivel in their fruit for grape berry shrivel, also known as [...]