February 15th 2009 Issue

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 [...]

Breeding program bears fruit

By |February 15th, 2009|

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

Spreading fireblight

By |February 15th, 2009|

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

Last Bite – The Guinan Story

By |February 15th, 2009|

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

Powdery mildew

By |February 15th, 2009|

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

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 [...]