February 15th 2009 Issue

Storing Honeycrisp

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Left: Soft scald on Honeycrisp. Right: Honeycrisp with soggy breakdown. Honeycrisp is a challenging apple [...]

Controlling pear scald

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Kristi Deschuytter is working to find new scald A popular ripening inhibitor used on [...]

Update on bacterial canker of stone fruit

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Bacterial canker, caused by Pseudomonas syringae pvs. syringae (PSS) and morsprunorum, is an important disease of sweet cherry, tart [...]

Scab resistance breakdown

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Apple scab is the most important disease in the Midwest. Scab-resistant apple cultivars are more [...]

B.C. orchardists reach out

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At a time when fruit growers in British Columbia, Canada, were feeling the pinch of a sinking economy, they [...]

Breeding program bears fruit

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Apple breeder Dr. Kate Evans says sequencing of the human genome led to huge advances in genomics [...]

Spreading fireblight

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A German mechanical blossom thinner has potential to reduce hand thinning in tree fruit orchards, but it also can [...]

Last Bite – The Guinan Story

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Rainier Fruit Company exists today as the marketing arm of Zirkle Fruit Company. Lyman [...]

Powdery mildew

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Cherry growers soon will be able to have powdery mildew alerts delivered through their cell phones, says the director [...]

Look out for leafroll

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Grapevine leafroll virus, able to spread through vineyards from infected propagation material, vectors, human activity, and root grafting, is [...]