April 15th 2013 Issue

Not enough canned pears

By |April 16th, 2014|

Pacific Northwest pear processors are raising grower prices to $300 per ton this season in hopes of sourcing more Bartlett pears for the processed market.

Your management program matters

By |April 15th, 2013|

LEFT: Above left: Adult A. mali are affected by most of the tested reduced-risk pesticides. RIGHT: The parasitic wasp [...]

Orchard ground covers

By |April 15th, 2013|

For 21 years now, Dr. Ian Merwin has tended a 320-tree apple orchard on the eastern shore of Cayuga [...]

The root of the matter

By |April 15th, 2013|

This excavated root system is from a 40-year-old Concord own-rooted vine.
PHOTOS COURTESY OF ALAN LAKSO

Grapes, with their flowing [...]

WSU seeks licensee

By |April 15th, 2013|

Washington State University’s Research Foundation, which owns the new WA 38 apple, has issued an “announcement of opportunity” inviting [...]

Cornell releases wine grape varieties

By |April 15th, 2013|

Cornell University has released two new wine grape varieties—a cold-hardy aromatic white variety and a red variety that is [...]

Choose your poison carefully

By |April 15th, 2013|

A barn owl nesting box at Omeg Orchards. Notice the metal underneath the box that’s used to prevent raccoons [...]

The BIG Stomach

By |April 15th, 2013|

RIGHT: Workers pack apples in the modern facility built two years ago at Crist Bros. in Walden, New York. [...]

Last Bite

By |April 15th, 2013|

    1    Dagger nematodes are vectors of which virus?

a.    Prune dwarf
b.    Tomato ring spot
c.    Professor Plum pox

Testing tree health

By |April 15th, 2013|

Dennis Smith, horticulturist with G.S. Long Company, Inc., in Yakima, Washington, has been doing soil and leaf sampling for [...]