February 15th 2013 Issue

Last Bite

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1  Which of the following is not a fruit symptom of little cherry disease?
a.    Small size
b.    Poor [...]

An expensive disorder

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Photos courtesy of Bhaskar Bondada

A shrivel is not just a shrivel.

Of the various types of shrivel impacting grape quality, [...]

First Bite: Doing flip-flops

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As the incoming managing editor of Good Fruit Grower, each day I walk past a framed copy of the [...]

Natural enemy inventory

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Herbivore-induced plant volatile (HIPV) lure to attract natural enemies in orchards.

Monitoring is one of the key components of any [...]

Identifying grape shrivels

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In the past, grape growers have mistaken any shrivel in their fruit for grape berry shrivel, also known as [...]

Growers have several choices in fireblight control

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Pear and apple orchardists have a fairly broad field of products to use in controlling fireblight—and it should get [...]

Vigor control and promotion of fruiting of pear trees

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Considerable time is required to recoup the increased establishment costs that accompany higher density plantings given the precocity challenges [...]

Top 5 points when installing irrigation

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More and more, fruit growers—even in wet climates—are installing irrigation systems at planting time. While growers in Washington State, [...]

Fireblight, antibiotics, and the NOSB

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Antibiotics have long been key disease control materials for fireblight, one of the few uses of antibiotics in plant [...]

Good Stuff

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Hydroponic irrigation
New technology combining hydroponics and drip irrigation is being used to grow fruit trees, offering benefits to [...]