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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Fireblight, antibiotics, and the NOSB

By |February 15th, 2013|

Antibiotics have long been key disease control materials for fireblight, one of the few uses of antibiotics in plant [...]

Last Bite

By |February 15th, 2013|

1  Which of the following is not a fruit symptom of little cherry disease?
a.    Small size
b.    Poor [...]

Fireblight-resistant apple

By |February 15th, 2013|

Ladina, a new high-quality apple variety with low susceptibility to fireblight and mildew, has been developed by a Swiss [...]

An expensive disorder

By |February 15th, 2013|

Photos courtesy of Bhaskar Bondada

A shrivel is not just a shrivel.

Of the various types of shrivel impacting grape quality, [...]

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 [...]