March 15th 2013 Issue

Kill the pathogen

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Apple scab is a serious problem in humid climates, and McIntosh is very susceptible. Lesions occur on both leaves [...]

Deer Wars

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Growers in the prime fruit-growing area surrounding Grand Traverse Bay in northwest Michigan are protesting the conversion of their [...]

Apple name delights grower

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Bob Meyer, right, discusses the merits of WSU’s new apples WA 2 and WA 38 with Jim Cowin at [...]

Got FRUIT?

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It’s a simple, two-word question: Got milk?

But that question marked a turning point in how consumers thought about milk. [...]

Good to Know: Consumer expectations of apple quality

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Everyone has a favorite apple variety but what makes it so? How do Washington State University’s new apple varieties [...]

No fruit, no funding

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The short fruit crop in the eastern United States last year had a dramatic impact on research and promotion [...]

Promotion and management of pear fruiting

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Left: D’Anjou tree sprayed at two weeks after bloom with 80 ppm ReTain relative to an untreated control. Right: [...]

Water inside grapes

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The Syrah cluster on the right was treated with the antitranspirant Vapor Gard; nontreated cluster is on the left. [...]

Developing a disease management program

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Washington State University viticulture extension specialist Dr. Michelle Moyer suggests growers consider the following when developing a ­disease management [...]

Preventing mildew

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Guide for grape pest management available
Washington State University’s 2013 Grape Pest Management Guide includes recommendations for controlling insects, [...]