May 15th 2011 Issue

Vineyard water research details

By |May 15th, 2011|

The sustainable vineyard water management research project, directed by Dr. James Ayars, involves a team of more than 20 [...]

Cherries in China

By |May 15th, 2011|

Cherries as far as the eye can see, and in a hodgepodge puzzle of different growing practices and varieties [...]

DriftWatch shows sensitive crops

By |May 15th, 2011|

These pushpin-like balloons identify sites that are sensitive to ill effects from spray drift. Growers register the sites so [...]

Michigan growers want to market fresh cherries

By |May 15th, 2011|

Fruit growers in the northeastern quadrant of the country are witnessing the ongoing clamor for sweet cherries, from consumers [...]

IPM in peril

By |May 15th, 2011|

For nearly 40 years, integrated pest management  has been the hallmark of progressive thinking in fruit production and agriculture [...]

Cherry systems explained

By |May 15th, 2011|

This test planting, made early last year, looked like this already in July. Greg Lang shows off a UFO [...]

British cherry breeding to continue

By |May 15th, 2011|

Cherry breeding at East Malling Research Center in the United Kingdom will continue thanks to a three-way partnership involving [...]

Cherry breeding is slow work

By |May 15th, 2011|

Bob Andersen (left) is evaluating some 60,000 seedlings created from the breeding work of David Cain (right).

The cherry breeding [...]

Who’s making the decisions?

By |May 15th, 2011|

A thousand pear growers in Washington and Oregon received a survey this spring asking about their pest management ­practices.

Dr. [...]

Stinkbug spreads in Pacific Northwest

By |May 15th, 2011|

Wasps that parasitize brown marmorated stinkbug eggs are being screened in quarantine.
Bugwood

Apple growers in the Mid-Atlantic region figure [...]