March 1st 2011 Issue

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 [...]

Good Stuff

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The Digi-Test is a new instrument for assessing the internal quality of apples. It probes deeper into [...]

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 [...]

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, Oregon, says [...]

Defense strategies

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Brown marmorated stinkbug nymphs develop through five instars, all feeding on fruit. Nymphs and adults cause both [...]

Good Job

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Jim and Rose King, at left, and John and Betsy King, right, pose with their award and [...]

A primer on Botrytis cinerea

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Dr. Wayne Wilcox of Cornell University says Botrytis cinerea as a weak pathogen that prefers injured, senescent tissue, such [...]

Grower battles bug

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PHOTO BY TRACY LESKEY Gerrardstown, West Virginia, apple grower George Behling is one very concerned [...]

Bunch rot strategy for 2011

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PHOTO COURTESY OF CORNELL UNIVERSITY

For Washington grape growers who had a bunch rot problem in 2010, efforts to get [...]

Ready for drosophila

By |March 1st, 2011|

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