February 15th 2011 Issue

Watch for crown gall and vine decline

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Vineyardists in the Pacific Northwest have been relatively lucky regarding the number of grape diseases they have to worry [...]

Washington’s grape disease worries grow

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Symptoms of grape fanleaf disease (shown on the leaf on the left) include vein banding and yellowing, [...]

BUYER BEWARE: Certified may not be clean

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Recent Washington State grower experiences of finding disease in a vineyard planted with certified stock have highlighted the weaknesses [...]

Resistant rootstocks key to surviving fireblight

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Within the next two years, Cornell University plant pathologist Herb Aldwinckle hopes scientists and the tree fruit nurseries will [...]

A program for scab control

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Photos courtesy of kerik cox, cornell university

Growers producing apples in the cool, damp northeast quadrant of the United States [...]

No apple releases imminent

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Washington State University’s apple breeder, Dr. Kate Evans, is not recommending that the university release another variety for at [...]

Little cherries, little flavor

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The cool weather of 2010 highlighted a growing concern about little cherries showing up in some orchards. Follow-up testing [...]

Glory be

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Gordon Goodwin’s cherry orchard at Stemilt Hill, near Wenatchee, Washington, is in one of Washington’s later cherry districts. So, [...]

Education for migrant families

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Coordinators of a migrant education program in Yakima, Washington, are hoping that fruit growers will encourage their employees and [...]