February 15th 2009 Issue

Look out for leafroll

By |February 15th, 2009|

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

Delving into pitting

By |February 15th, 2009|

An example of surface pitting on Sweetheart cherries. Surface pitting in sweet cherries is a [...]

Keeping vine mealybug out

By |February 15th, 2009|

Oregon’s wine industry, worried about the threat of vine mealybug and potential for rapid spread of grapevine leafroll virus, [...]

Action on immigration reform?

By |February 15th, 2009|

Although there is consensus that comprehensive immigration reform legislation will not be addressed in 2009, there are signs that [...]

Deadly combination

By |February 15th, 2009|

Though several species of the grape mealybug complex have been found to transmit grapevine leafroll virus, it’s the vine [...]

Good Stuff

By |February 15th, 2009|

Low-profile cab Blueline Equipment Company of Moxee, Washington, has developed a low-profile cab designed specifically to fit [...]

Fan leaf in Washington State

By |February 15th, 2009|

Classic symptoms of fan leaf virus on Pinot Noir include yellowing leaf discoloration. Washington State [...]

Carbon credits and markets: Cap and trade comes to Washington

By |February 15th, 2009|

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 [...]