February 15th 2009 Issue

Carbon credits and markets: Cap and trade comes to Washington

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Our newly elected president has publicly embraced the establishment of a government-mandated "cap and trade" system to help combat [...]

Disease potential

By |February 15th, 2009|

This cluster was infected with downy mildew about two weeks before bloom. Washington growers would likely see [...]

Carbon credits require proof

By |February 15th, 2009|

The majority of carbon dioxide emissions from power plants occurs on the eastern half of the United [...]

Fungicides registered for thermofogging

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Fungicides that can be applied to tree fruit in storage by a process called thermofogging have been registered in [...]

Cap and trade: pros and cons

By |February 15th, 2009|

Here’s how a cap and trade system works: —A government entity sets a limit (cap) on the amount of [...]

Storing Honeycrisp

By |February 15th, 2009|

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

Controlling pear scald

By |February 15th, 2009|

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

Update on bacterial canker of stone fruit

By |February 15th, 2009|

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

Scab resistance breakdown

By |February 15th, 2009|

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

B.C. orchardists reach out

By |February 15th, 2009|

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