February 15th 2013 Issue

Fireblight-resistant apple

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The Ladina comes from a cross of Topaz and Fuji, made in 1999.
Photo by Marcus Kellerhals, ACW

Ladina, a [...]

Fireblight, antibiotics, and the NOSB

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David Granatstein

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

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 [...]

Who’s on the NOSB

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Miles McEvoy

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

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, [...]