March 1st 2006 Issue

Rootstocks show resistance to replant disease

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A rootstock breeding program that has released seven fireblight-resistant rootstocks shows no signs of slowing down. Thousands more genotypes [...]

Southern Hemisphere apple crop down

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Representatives of Southern Hemisphere tree fruit producers report that their 2006 apple crop is 8 percent smaller than last [...]

Ballot shows support for SIR program

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British Columbia fruit growers have voted to continue their support for the Canadian province’s innovative but costly codling moth [...]

Small made no small contribution

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Orchardist Jim Small of Entiat, Washington, was honored for serving 28 years on the board of the Washington Growers [...]

Health message gains importance

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Just a few years ago, all that buyers cared about was the appearance of the apples they bought. “You [...]

Controlling apple and peach pests without OPs

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Results from a reduced-risk pest management research trial in eastern states show that high-quality tree fruit can be grown [...]

Soft pesticides can be hard on beneficials

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Some of the new “soft” pesticides that have been developed in recent years are not so soft on beneficial [...]

Life after organophosphates

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Suitable alternatives to organophosphates are available for Western cherry fruit fly, says a U.S. Department of Agriculture scientist. But [...]

People can afford to pay more for food

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People have more cash to spend than ever before, yet spend a shrinking proportion of their income on food. [...]

EPA offers help to growers

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Scattered across the country, tucked away in university extension offices and government labs, a coterie of regulatory scientists are [...]