February 15th 2013 Issue

A replacement for Tiberon

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Nurseries working to provide apple growers with the well-branched, “feathered” trees they want to plant can use the chemical [...]

B.C. cooperative plans upgrades

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Unrealistic expectations of sale value contributed to delays in the disposal of surplus properties held by the Okanagan Tree [...]

Fireblight-resistant apple

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Ladina, a new high-quality apple variety with low susceptibility to fireblight and mildew, has been developed by a Swiss [...]

Turning on a plant’s defenses

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New technology is coming to the apple and pear industry to help control fireblight. Actigard is a systemic compound [...]

How the NOSB makes decisions

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The National Organic Standards Board is a federal advisory committee that makes the decisions on which inputs can be [...]

Coppers are a fit for organics

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Before the 1960s, there were no antibiotics to help orchardists control fireblight, one of the most destructive diseases of [...]

Who’s on the NOSB

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The National Organic Standards Board has 15 members who serve five-year terms, though the terms are not equally staggered.

The [...]

Fireblight is native to North America

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Fireblight is a plant disease of apples and pears caused by the bacterium Erwinia amylovora. It is native to [...]

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, [...]