March 1st 2011 Issue

Play to win

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Oregon State University agricultural economist Clark Seavert, pictured in a high-density pear trial block at Hood River, [...]

Grower battles bug

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PHOTO BY TRACY LESKEY

Gerrardstown, West Virginia, apple grower George Behling is one very concerned grower. He first saw this [...]

New food safety law could swallow GAP programs

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When provisions of the new food safety law (the ­American Food Safety Modernization Act) are implemented, Good Agricultural Practice [...]

Researchers tackle apple weevil

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Small and black, the apple flea weevil looks a bit like its larger snout beetle relative, the plum curculio.

A primer on Botrytis cinerea

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Dr. Wayne Wilcox of Cornell University says Botrytis cinerea as a weak pathogen that [...]

Ready for drosophila

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Spotted wing drosophila larvae that hatch from eggs inside the fruit sometimes pop out and walk around on the [...]

Buffers would make orchards vulnerable

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If no-spray buffers proposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency go into effect, orchardists will be unable to use [...]

Rainfastness of pesticides varies

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John Wise carries out his rainfastness work on grapes and apples at Michigan State University’s Trevor Nichols Research Complex, [...]

Bunch rot strategy for 2011

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PHOTO COURTESY OF CORNELL UNIVERSITY For Washington grape growers who had a bunch rot problem [...]

Play to win

By |March 1st, 2011|

Oregon State University agricultural economist Clark Seavert, pictured in a high-density pear trial block at Hood River, Oregon, says [...]