February 15th 2011 Issue

WA 2 traits, evaluation and commercialization

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The evaluation and commercialization process
Phase 1:     Initial seedling selection and evaluation by WSU
Phase 2:    Small-scale on-farm [...]

Opportunistic fungi

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Disease organisms invade injured tissue and develop cankers that release spores. Some red strains of McIntosh are susceptible, for [...]

WA 2 ready for commercial plantings

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Washington growers can now obtain licenses to plant WA 2 on a commercial basis. WA 2 is the first [...]

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 [...]